Shifting School Lunch Policies

Date: 11/30/2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Shifting School Lunch Policies

co-sponsored by the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association
and the Wagner Food Policy Alliance

·         Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.

·         1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese

·         On average, children will eat 2,300 lunches in school cafeterias

·         Much of a student’s long term nutrition is determined by school district lunch offerings

·         Congress recently rejected the first changes recommended by the USDA in 15 years to the school lunch program


Please join us for a discussion of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, USDA school lunch priorities, and ideas on how to shift student demand.

Current Panelists:

Lisa Keise Miller, Revolution Foods, Regional Vice President New York/New Jersey.

Beth Dixon, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Director of the Public Health Nutrition concentration of the Community Public Health Program in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at NYU

Ian Marvy, Executive Director, Added Value and Herban Solutions, Inc