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Fixing School Food in America
Date Monday April 05
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
The California Endowment's Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway (7th Floor)
Oakland, California
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorNicola
Phone510-433-1122x100
Free for All: "Fixing School Food in America,"--Book Presentation and Panel Discussion

Cost:
FREE

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.

Program:
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

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 30th, 2010 11:27 AM
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