Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
by Marion Nestle
Oct 5 2010
New York City: the state of school food
Nick Freudenberg, Amy Kwan of the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College and Kristen Mancinelli of City Harvest have produced a report on the state of school food in New York City: Recipes for Health: Improving School Food in New York City.
The report is about the “vibrant and fast-growing school food movement in NYC.” It:
- Describes the various programs and activities that are transforming the food environment in city schools.
- Explains how the school food system works in New York City.
- Highlights recent improvements made by the Department of Education and other agencies to address food quality and nutrition concerns.
- Describes the continuing challenges the city faces in providing ideal school meals.
- Explains how to take action to support systemic improvements to the school food environment.
If this can be done in New York City, it can be done anywhere. Get to work!