Free for All: Fixing School Food in America

Free for All: Fixing School Food in America

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by Janet Poppendieck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520269888

ISBN-13: 9780520269880

Pub. Date: 01/10/2011

Publisher: University of California Press

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, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States. Janet Poppendieck explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives—history

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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, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States. Janet Poppendieck explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives—history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more. How did we get into the absurd situation in which nutritionally regulated meals compete with fast food items and snack foods loaded with sugar, salt, and fat? What is the nutritional profile of the federal meals? How well are they reaching students who need them? 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. She concludes with a sweeping vision for change: fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520269880
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
394,171
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction:
In Search of School Food

1. School Food 101
2. Food Fights: A Brief History
3. Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: What's Driving the Menu?
4. How Nutritious Are School Meals?
5. The Missing Millions: Problems of Participation
6. Hunger in the Classroom: Problems of Access
7. Free, Reduced Price, Paid: Unintended Consequences
8. Local Heroes: Fixing School Food at the Community Level

Conclusion: School Food at the Crossroads
Notes
Bibliography

Index

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