Annotations for Lunch Wars : How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health


Baker & Taylor
"In Lunch Wars, award-winning filmmaker and nutritionist Amy Kalafa answers the question she's received from parents around the country in response to her inspiring documentary film Two Angry Moms: "If I want to change the food culture in my kid's school cafeteria, how can I get started?" By explaining the issues surrounding school food; how to work with your school's "Wellness Policy"; the basics of good nutrition (vs. what is currently being served in most school!); how to get funding for a school garden and much more, this book will finally arm parents with the specific information and strategies they need to make a difference in the quality of school food in their community. The book will also feature the inspiring stories of parents around the country who have fought for better food in their schools and won"--

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Baker & Taylor
"In Lunch Wars, award-winning filmmaker and nutritionist Amy Kalafa answers the question she's received from parents around the country in response to her inspiring documentary film Two Angry Moms: "If I want to change the food culture in my kid's schoolcafeteria, how can I get started?" By explaining the issues surrounding school food; how to work with your school's "Wellness Policy"; the basics of good nutrition (vs. what is currently being served in most school!); how to get funding for a school garden and much more, this book will finally arm parents with the specific information and strategies they need to make a difference in the quality of school food in their community. The book will also feature the inspiring stories of parents around the country who have fought for better food in their schools and won"--

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Baker & Taylor
Citing formidable rates in American obesity and poor nutrition, the award-winning creator of the documentary Two Angry Moms shares empowering advice about how to campaign for healthier school lunches while working with administrations to promote better food programs. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents practical advice for parents that would like to do something to improve the quality of food served at their children's schools.

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Penguin Putnam

There's a battle going on in school lunchrooms around the country...and it's a battle our children can't afford for us to lose.

The average kid will eat 4,000 school lunches between kindergarten and twelfth grade. But what exactly are kids eating in school lunchrooms around the country? Many parents don't quite know what their children are eating-or where it came from. As award-winning filmmaker and nutritionist Amy Kalafa discovered in researching her documentary film Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America's Children, these days it's pretty rare to find a piece of fresh fruit in your average school lunchroom amid all the chips, french fries, Pop-Tarts, chicken nuggets, and soda that's being served. But what, if anything, can parents do about it?

Written in response to the onslaught of requests she received from parents who saw her film and asked, "If I want to attempt to change the food culture in my kid's school, how on earth should I get started?!" this empowering book arms parents with the specific information and tools they need to get unhealthy-even dangerous-food out of their children's school cafeteria and to hold their schools and local and national governments accountable for ensuring that their growing children are served healthy meals at school. In Lunch Wars, Kalafa explains all the complicated issues surrounding school food; how to work with your school's "Wellness Policy"; the basics of self- operated vs. outsourced cafeterias; how to get funding for a school garden, and much more. Lunch Wars also features the inspiring stories of parents around the country who have fought for better school food and have won, as well as details Amy's quest to spark a revolution in her own school district.

For the future health and well-being of our children, the time has come for a school food revolution.



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