A new study from Cornell University finds that elementary school children were more likely to choose apples over cookies in school lunch lines when the apples had pictures of Elmo on them. My takeaway? I need to put Elmo stickers on beets so my fiance will start eating them.
Shuka Kalantari is a health and culture reporter living in the Bay Area. She is Outreach Coordinator for KQED Public Radio, where she works with citizen journalists throughout California and produces health-related social media. Shuka’s focus is in health disparities, policy and mental health, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern & Latino communities in California. A Philosophy & Spanish Studies graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she received a Masters degree in Multimedia Health and Medicine Reporting from The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism in 2007. You can read and listen to her stories at shukakalantari.com. View all posts by Shuka Kalantari →