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Aug 30, 2012

The Power Index: Stephanie Alexander, the most powerful person in food

It’s the end of winter when The Power Index strolls through the birthplace of Stephanie Alexander's scheme to change the way Aussie kids eat, the much-loved Collingwood Col

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

It’s the end of winter when The Power Index strolls through the birthplace of Stephanie Alexander’s scheme to change the way Aussie kids eat, the much-loved Collingwood College kitchen garden.

The garden is a little bare, although the brussels sprouts and silver beet are growing beautifully and Alexander is jealous of how well the cauliflowers are holding up compared to her own. A mini-orchard stands like a guard row. Nearby the gardening class is busy building a wall, with each child lining up holding a brick, waiting for their turn with the cement.

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