Free for All California Studies in Food and Culture

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University of California Press #ad - How did we get into the absurd situation in which nutritionally regulated meals compete with fast food items and snack foods loaded with sugar, and fat? What is the nutritional profile of the federal meals? How well are they reaching students who need them? Opening a window onto our culture as a whole, Poppendieck reveals the forces--the financial troubles of schools, the commercialization of childhood, salt, the reliance on market models--that are determining how lunch is served.

How did our children end up eating nachos, and tater tots for lunch? Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, pizza, 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, environmental sustainability, nutrition, policy, taste, and more.

Free for All California Studies in Food and Culture #ad - . She concludes with a sweeping vision for change: fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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Penguin #ad - One of the new york times book review's ten best books of the year winner of the james beard award author of how to change your mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food RulesWhat should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and,  his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species.

In the years since, pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals #ad - Isbn13: 9780143038580 Ten years later,  the omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

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Penguin Books #ad - Isbn13: 9780143038580 And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren’t pets. One of new york times top 10 books of 2009” Dwight Garner"Captivating. Novella is raising these animals for dinner. An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer’s tips, and a great deal of heart, Farm City offers a beautiful mediation on what we give up to live the way we do today.

By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing. Michael pollan, a beehive, author of the omnivore's dilemma and food ruleswhen novella Carpenter--captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies--moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, and a chicken coop.

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Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Inevitably involves shaping certain kinds of subjects and citizens, and shoring up the identity and social boundaries of the ever-threatened American middle class. Eating right in america is a powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the late nineteenth-century emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity.

Based on her understanding of the history of dietary reform, she argues that talk about "eating right" in America too often obscures structural and environmental stresses and constraints, while naturalizing the dubious redefinition of health as an individual responsibility and imperative. Without discounting the pleasures of food or the value of wellness, Biltekoff advocates a critical reappraisal of our obsession with diet as a proxy for health.

Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health #ad - Charlotte biltekoff analyzes the discourses of dietary reform, including the writings of reformers, as well as the materials they created to bring their messages to the public. She shows that while the primary aim may be to improve health, the process of teaching people to "eat right" in the U. S. Isbn13: 9780143038580

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School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program Politics and Society in Modern America

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Princeton University Press #ad - Isbn13: 9780143038580 . Levine points to the program menus' dependence on agricultural surplus commodities more than on children's nutritional needs, and she discusses the political policy barriers that have limited the number of children receiving meals and which children were served. Even now, a juggling act between modern beliefs about food, nutrition science, the school lunch program remains problematic, and public welfare.

As politicians and the media talk about a national obesity epidemic, School Lunch Politics is a timely arrival to the food policy debates shaping American health, welfare, and equality. Whether kids love or hate the food served there, the American school lunchroom is the stage for one of the most popular yet flawed social welfare programs in our nation's history.

School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program Politics and Society in Modern America #ad - Susan levine investigates the politics and culture of food; most specifically, who decides what American children should be eating, what policies develop from those decisions, and how these policies might be better implemented. School lunch politics covers this complex and fascinating part of american culture, through the establishment of the National School Lunch Program in 1946, from its origins in early twentieth-century nutrition science, to the transformation of school meals into a poverty program during the 1970s and 1980s.

In the midst of privatization, and suspect nutritional guidelines where even ketchup might be categorized as a vegetable, federal budget cuts, the program remains popular and feeds children who would otherwise go hungry. But she also shows why the school lunch program has outlasted almost every other twentieth-century federal welfare initiative.

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The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

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New Society Publishers #ad - Author, the issues they face today, photographer and biracial farmer Natasha Bowens' quest to explore her own roots in the soil leads her to unearth a larger story, weaving together the seemingly forgotten history of agriculture for people of color, and the culture and resilience they bring to food and farming.

By recognizing the critical issues that lie at the intersection of race and food, this stunning collection of portraits and stories challenges the status quo of agrarian identity. New society Publishers. The color of food teaches us that the food and farm movement is about more than buying local and protecting our soil.

The color of Food seeks to rectify this. Isbn13: 9780143038580 It is about preserving culture and community, digging deeply into the places we've overlooked, and honoring those who have come before us. Blending storytelling, photography, oral history, and unique insight, these pages remind us that true food sovereignty means a place at the table for everyone.

The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming #ad - Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands-hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the farmer is portrayed in mainstream media, farmers of color are still largely left out of the picture.

. Redefining the face of the American farmer Imagine the typical American farmer.

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Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat

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Storey Publishing, LLC #ad - Some are doing it because they want more nutritious, less-processed food; some want to preserve the farmland and rural character of their regions; some fear interruptions to the supply of non-local food; some want to support their local economy; and some want safer food with less threat of contamination.

But this revolution comes with challenges. Where others have made the case for the local food movement, Reclaiming Our Food shows how communities are actually making it happen. Lynchburg grows, in Lynchburg, Virginia, bought an abandoned 6.5-acre urban greenhouse business and turned it into an organic farm that offers jobs to people with disabilities and sells its food through a local farmers' market and a CSA.

Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat #ad - Named one of "top 10 books on the environment: 2012"BooklistOnine, Feb 15, 2012. A quiet revolution is taking place: People across the United States are turning toward local food. This book offers a wealth of information on how to make local food a practical and affordable part of everyone's daily fare. New society Publishers.

Used book in Good Condition. Sunburst trout farm, a small family business in rural North Carolina, is showing that it's possible to raise fish sustainably and sell to a local market. Isbn13: 9780143038580

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Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation

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Cengage Learning #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9780143038580 Integrating these key topics with relevant information about nutrition and the food industry, this best-selling text gives you a thorough overview of the different dimensions of food principles and insight into the variety of career options available in the food industry.

Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation #ad - New society Publishers. Numerous photographs and illustrations help you understand and apply what you read, videos and an interactive ebook, pop-up tutors, and the sixth edition is now available with MindTap Nutrition--a digital learning platform that lets you learn how, when and where you want--even on your mobile! With features like self-assessments, MindTap Nutrition makes studying a breeze.

Understanding food: principles and preparatioN is your introductory guide to food, food preparation, food service and food science.

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Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World

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Oxford University Press #ad - Siegel dives deep into the many influences that make feeding children healthfully so difficult--from the prevailing belief that kids will only eat highly processed "kid food" to the near-constant barrage of "special treats. Written in the same engaging, kid food combines original reporting with the hard-won experiences of a mom to give parents a deeper understanding of the most common obstacles to feeding children well:  how the notion of "picky eating" undermines kids' diets from an early age--and how parents' anxieties about pickiness are stoked and exploited by industry marketingWhy school meals can still look like fast food, and a trove of useful resources, often through sophisticated digital techniques meant to bypass parents' oversightChildren's menus that teach kids all the wrong lessons about what "their" food looks likeThe troubling ways adults exploit kids' love of junk food--including to cover shortfalls in school budgets, relatable voice that has made Siegel's web site The Lunch Tray a trusted resource for almost a decade, time-tested advocacy tips, even after well-publicized federal reformsFact-twisting nutrition claims on grocery products, control classroom behavior, and secure children's love With expert advice, including how statements like "made with real fruit" can actually mean a product is less healthyThe aggressive marketing of junk food to even the youngest children, Kid Food gives parents both the knowledge and the tools to navigate their children's unhealthy food landscape--and change it for the better.

Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World #ad - Isbn13: 9780143038580 Used book in Good Condition. Then the world intervenes. In kid food, nationally recognized writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explores one of the fundamental challenges of modern parenting: trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction.

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Revised and Updated - Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

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Melville House #ad - Yet he also found great cause for hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Farm policy and the ability of the world's poor to feed themselves,  Stuffed and Starved is indispensable. Michael pollan, author of the omnivore's dilemmaIt’s a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight.

It took him from the colossal supermarkets of california to India’s wrecked paddy-fields and Africa’s bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. Melville House Publishing. New society Publishers.

Revised and Updated - Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System #ad - Isbn13: 9780143038580 What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Used book in Good Condition. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network.

Revised and expanded edition"For anyone attempting to make sense of the world food crisis, or understand the links between U. S.

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Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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University Press of New England #ad - While the american agricultural and food systems follow a decades-old path of industrialization and globalization, a counter trend has appeared toward localizing some agricultural and food production. As small farmers and food processors were forced to expand, merge with larger operations, or go out of business, they became increasingly disconnected from the surrounding communities.

Farmers’ markets, community gardens, and community-supported agriculture are all forms of civic agriculture. Civic agriculture embraces innovative ways to produce, and it represents a sustainable alternative to the socially, and distribute food, economically, process, and environmentally destructive practices associated with conventional large-scale agriculture.

Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives #ad - Lyson enumerates the shortcomings of the current agriculture and food systems as they relate to social, economic, and environmental sustainability. New society Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. He argues that farming in the united States was modernized by employing the same techniques and strategies that transformed the manufacturing sector from a system of craft production to one of mass production.

Lyson, a scholar-practitioner in the field of community-based food systems, calls this rebirth of locally based agriculture and food production civic agriculture because these activities are tightly linked to a community’s social and economic development. Isbn13: 9780143038580 Thomas A.

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