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|Fixing School Food in America|
|Date||Monday April 05|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
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The California Endowment's Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway (7th Floor)
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
Free for All: "Fixing School Food in America,"--Book Presentation and Panel Discussion
Please RSVP by April 1st to Nicola
Janet Poppendieck, author of "Free for All: Fixing School Food in America," speaks in Oakland about a perplexing problem for most parents. Have you ever wondered, "How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch?"
Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, Janet's superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States.
Janet explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives--history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more.
Opening a window onto our culture as a whole, Poppendieck reveals the forces--the financial troubles of schools, the commercialization of childhood, the reliance on market models--that are determining how lunch is served. Concluding with a vision for change, Poppendieck champions for fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.
12:00-12:30 School Lunch
12:30 -12:50 Janet's Book Presentation
12:50-1:30 Panel Discussion
1:30- 2:00 Questions and Answers