Putting Profits Before Nutrition The Dark Side of the School Meals Business

Experts now believe that frozen strawberries from China are behind a massive outbreak of the norovirus that recently affected thousands of schoolchildren in eastern Germany. The episode merely illustrates the deplorable state of school lunches, a problem no one seems willing to fix.
Von Susanne Amann, Sebastian Brauns und Nils Klawitter
Children line up for school lunches in Hamburg: "Maybe 50 cents of the €2 are left to the caterer to pay for the ingredients."

Children line up for school lunches in Hamburg: "Maybe 50 cents of the €2 are left to the caterer to pay for the ingredients."

Foto: Christian Charisius/ dpa
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