Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
An evening with Chef Ann Cooper “The Renegade Lunch Lady”
May 04, 2012
from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
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An evening with
Chef Ann Cooper
“The Renegade Lunch Lady”
Friday, May 4, 2012
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive Street, Eugene, OR
Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children.
In a nation where children are born with shorter estimated life expectancies than their parents because of diet-related illness, Ann Cooper is a relentless voice of reform who is focusing on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health and wellness.
Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children (see full bio on last page). Her current focus is to put her skills and background to use in creating a sustainable model for schools nationwide. This will enable schools to transition any processed food based K-12 school meal program to a whole foods environment where food is procured regionally and prepared from scratch.
Educating our community on this topic will help create the change we want in school cafeterias across Lane County.
Ann Cooper has agreed to speak to the Lane County community on “Changing the Way we Feed our Children.” Following this presentation, attendees will understand why our lunch program is set up the way it is today, and will know that it is possible to offer healthy and tasty scratch-based school food while being fiscally responsible and meeting USDA guidelines for free and reduced lunches.
Ann is currently the Director of Nutrition Services at Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, where she has created a scratch-based kitchen that serves a variety of healthy foods with fresh ingredients. Prior to this, she was instrumental in changing the food served within the Berkeley School District in California. In 2009, Ann founded Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis. F3's pivotal project is The Lunch Box - a web portal that provides free and accessible tools, recipes and community connections to support school food reform.
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