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School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program

Autore: Susan Levine
Editore: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Serie: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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From the Publisher: Whether kids love or hate the food served there, the American school lunchroom is the stage for one of the most popular yet flawed social welfare programs in our nation's history. School Lunch Politics covers this complex and fascinating part of American culture, from its origins in early twentieth-century nutrition science, through the establishment of the National School Lunch Program in 1946,  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Susan Levine
ISBN: 9780691050881 0691050880 9780691146195 0691146195
Numero OCLC: 157022766
Note: 1st pbk printing 2010.
Descrizione: x, 250 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction. The politics of lunch --
1. A diet for Americans. The search for a scientific diet ; A diet for Americans ; Nutrition and malnutrition ; School lunch as public policy --
2. Welfare for farmers and children. School lunches for hungry children ; Eating the surplus ; The institutionalization of school lunch --
3. Nutrition standards and standard diets. School lunch standards ; Nutrition in the national defense ; Eating democracy --
4. A national school lunch program. Agriculture or education? ; The liberal compromise ; Discrimination and segregation --
5. Ideals and realities in the lunchroom. Nutrition and surplus commodities ; Nutrition and the food service industry ; The limits of the lunchroom --
6. No free lunch. Discovering hunger in America ; Agriculture or welfare? ; Food and the poverty line --
7. A right to lunch. The free lunch mandate ; The women's campaign ; School lunch and civil rights ; Eligibility standards and the right to lunch --
8. Let them eat ketchup. Who pays for free lunch? ; Combo meals and nutrition standards ; Ketchup and other vegetables --
Epilogue. Fast food and poor children.
Titolo della serie: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsabilità: Susan Levine.
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Whether kids love or hate the food served there, the American school lunchroom is the stage for one of the most popular yet flawed social welfare programs in our nation's history. This book covers  Per saperne di più…

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"A comprehensive examination of school lunches' complex history from the birth of home economics and food as a nutritional science to the arrival of vending machines in cafeterias."--Eliza Krigman, Per saperne di più…

 
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