Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health
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.
Lunch Wars dives into some of the nations schools and how parents have worked to change the cafeterias and food programs in their areas. I am not totally familiar with the pro ...more
We have an epidemic in this country. From children going hungry to childhood obesity, there is one program that can make a huge difference and that is the school lunch program. Lunch Wars by Amy Kalafa is a comprehensive reference for parents, educators, and other concerned citizens who know we have a problem but are unsure how we can fix it. The book was inspired by the movie that Amy produced and directed called Two Angry Moms. Her journey begins with Am ...more
"If someone ran into a school with a gun we would react very aggressively to try to figure out what we're going to do. The kind of food we're giving our children is going to wind up killing more children than any gunman this year. We're setting our kids up for diabetes, for lifelong obesity; we're putting toxins in the food that goes into their bodies. That's an emergency. And in an e ...more
It is a big book - 501 pages - but 50 of them are citations and the index (not, sadly tho ...more
This book is full of comprehensive information on current school food practices and policy along with great ideas for how to effectively try to change school food programs for the better, including stories of people who have already done so in their communities. great for any parent or advocate looking for a guide to improve their school's food program.