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Free for all: Fixing school food in America

Free for All

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

California studies in food and culture ; 28, University of California Press, Berkeley, p.353 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3479 .U6 P55 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8435264

Keywords:

Children--Nutrition--United States, National school lunch program, School breakfast programs--United States, School children--Food--United States

Notes:

"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. She draws from extensive interviews with officials, workers, students, and activists to evaluate the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and turns a critical eye on the 'competitive foods' sold in cafeterias."