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Free for all : fixing school food in America

Author: Janet Poppendieck
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series: California studies in food and culture, 28.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Poppendieck, Janet, 1945-
Free for all.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009015369
(OCoLC)317461908
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Poppendieck
ISBN: 9780520944411 0520944410
OCLC Number: 574418421
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 353 p.)
Contents: Introduction: In search of school food --
School food 101 --
Food fights : a brief history --
Penny wise, pound foolish : what's driving the menu? --
How nutritious are school meals? --
The missing millions : problems of participation --
Hunger in the classroom : problems of access --
Free, reduced price, paid : unintended consequences --
Local heroes : fixing school food at the community level --
Conclusion: School food at the crossroads.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 28.
Other Titles: Fixing school food in America
Responsibility: Janet Poppendieck.

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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." -- from the publisher.

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