Children and Food | The New School for Public Engagement

Oct. 21, 2012 / By

The Food Studies program at The New School in New York City draws on a range of disciplines to explore the connections between food and the environment, politics, history, and culture. Food Studies

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As public debate about childhood obesity rages, the complex relationship between children and food is in danger of being obscured by sound bites. This panel explores the importance of school meals, new approaches to children’s eating and nutrition, and the political and cultural issues that influence school meal plans.

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Panelists include Lynn Fredericks, founder of FamilyCook Productions; Lisa Sasson, nutrition consultant for Nickelodeon and two children’s cookbooks; Stefania Patinella, Director of Food and Nutrition Programs at The Children’s Aid Society; Janet Poppendieck, Hunter College professor and author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America; and Phil Gutensohn, Executive Director of The International Culinary Center’s Future Cooks Initiative.

Moderated by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, assistant professor of education studies at Eugene Lang College.


Sponsored by the Food Studies program of The New School for Public Engagement.

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