By Nausher Khan

Nausher Khan is an advisory board member of the National Farm to School Network and director of strategic business partnerships at Red Rabbit, LLC, USA’s largest Black-owned school food management company celebrating food from all cultures in the cafeteria.

Food is also a huge part of how we make kids feel. Our food matters not only because it’s integral to good health. It matters because what we eat is an essential part of our cultural identity and sense of self. Likewise, school districts have long used food to reinforce cultural hierarchy. That is why it’s a step towards social justice to acknowledge the cultural heritage of the food you serve. Yes, you can put a price on good food. But aspects of this equation are also priceless. They function on a deeper and more humane plane.

Read the full op-ed at City Limits