Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health


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6.4 X 1.01 X 8.65 inches | 0.94 pounds
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About the Author

Amy Kalafa has produced award-winning films, television programs, and written magazine articles in the field of health education for more than twenty-five years. The writer and producer of the acclaimed documentary film Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America's Children, Kalafa was featured on Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Fox News Live, and in USA Today and The New York Times. A holistic health and nutrition counselor as well as an organic farmer, she lives with her family in Georgetown, Connecticut.


"Whether the overall goal is simply to bump some greasy fries off the school menu or to have a totally new kitchen installed for from-scratch cooking, no lunchroom revolutionary should be without this battlefield manual...[a] detailed blueprint for building a better school lunchroom today." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This meaty, practical off-shoot of Kalafa's film will help parents turn anger into positive action." -- Publishers Weekly

"Amy's thoughtful, well researched work continues to sound the bell for all of us working so hard towards this effort."--Chef Bill Telepan, Telepan Restaurant (NYC) and Executive Chef, Wellness in the Schools

"An excellent book which shows why and how a school food revolution must begin if we hope to reclaim the health of our children." -- Tuscon Citizen

With fascinating stories and surprising facts, Amy Kalafa has created a terrific guide for all of us worried about our kids' health. May her bright style and clear action steps empower those yearning to make a difference." -Frances Moore Lappé, author of the international bestseller Diet for a Small Planet and Anna Lappé, author of Grub and Diet for a Hot Planet

"It should be a birthright in our country that no child is hungry in school and that every day - every child has access to delicious/nutritious food. Lunch Wars is a great tool for parents, advocates and school food professionals as they make this goal a reality,"--Ann Cooper, co-author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children