A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It

A Place at the Table: The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610391818
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 443,147
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Pringle is the author and coauthor of ten books on science and politics, including the New York Times Notable Book, Food Inc., the bestselling Those Are Real Bullets: Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972, and a mystery-thriller about food and patents, Day of the Dandelion. For thirty years, he was a foreign correspondent for British newspapers, including the Sunday Times, the Observer and the Independent. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Preface Peter Pringle ix

Foreword: The Missing Element Jeff Bridges 1

Introduction: The Producers: A Place at the Table Kristi Jacobson Lori Silverbush 5

Hunger in America, 2013: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) 13

Part I On the Front Lines of Hunger

1 Witnesses to Hunger Dr. Mariana Chilton 23

ANOTHER TAKE: Angel's Story Food Research and Action Center 33

2 Local Leaders: Colorado Bob Wilson Leslie Nichols 37

ANOTHER TAKE: Family Breakfast-At School Food Research and Action Center 41

3 The Grocery Gap: Finding Healthy Food in America Allison Karpyn Sarah Treuhaft 45

4 A Top Chef Goes to Washington Tom Colicchio 59

5 Money Where Our Mouths Are Ken Cook 65

6 Food Stamps: Once We Had It Right Gus Schumacher Michel Nischan Daniel Bowman Simon 79

ANOTHER TAKE: Seeds of Plenty-From Food Stamps Daniel Bowman Simon 93

7 Today's "Eat More" Environment: The Role of the Food Industry Marion Nestle 95

8 The New Hidden Persuaders: The Digital World of Food Marketing to Children and Teens Jennifer L. Harris 107

9 The ABCs of School Lunch Janet Poppendieck 123

Part II Feeding the Hungry

10 Feeding America in Times of Change Matt Knott 137

11 Faith and Food David Beckmann Sarah Newman 143

12 The Oregon Food Bank Sharon Thornberry 153

13 Hunger in New York City: What Local Government Can Do Josh Getlin Scott M. Stringer 159

14 Getting Off the Anti-Hunger Treadmill Andy Fisher 175

Part III Beyond Feeding the Hungry

15 Childhood Hunger: A Battle That Can Be Won Bill Shore 189

16 Beyond the Charity Myth Joel Berg 199

ANOTHER TAKE: Federal Programs Can Do More: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) 216

17 The One-Word Strategy for Ending Hunger: MERGERS Robert Egger 221

Part IV What You Can Do About It

18 The Accidental Activist Kelly Meyer 229

19 Seven Steps to Ending Child Hunger by 2015: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) 233

20 Directory of NGOs 243

Selected Bibliography 267

Appendix 269

Notes 277

Index 289

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