Never Quit: Rachel Cooper

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“If you feed a child,” says Atlanta school cafeteria manager Rachel Cooper, “you nourish that body... that mind... that spirit.” Cooper loves the educational aspect of her job, teaching children about nutrition and health — that food doesn't have to be junk to taste good! When she makes kale, for example, she knows she may be introducing something new into a child's diet and could be creating healthy habits to last a lifetime. “Cooking is my passion,” she says, “and I love to make people happy.” By feeding hundreds of children every day, she says she meets them “just where they are.”