Today's podcast is the first half of a double-header with Amie Hamlin, founder and executive director of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.
Amie was a concerned parent who got involved at her own kids' school after seeing the crap they were being served in the cafeteria. What she discovered when she hit hurdle after hurdle led her to full-time, full-court activism on behalf of children's health.
This interview dates from 2007, a couple of years after I read The China Study and got into the whole healthy lifestyle and nutrition thing. As you will hear, the audio quality isn't great, but it's definitely listenable.
- why our kids are being poisoned by our government (doesn’t that sound like an old episode of the X-files?)
- the disconnect between health education and what kids are served in school cafeterias
- the dismal options on typical lunch menus
- how school food mirrors and distorts the US Dietary Guidelines
- how to advocate and agitate for healthy food in schools
- what hope she saw on the horizon
- and much more…
I'm sharing it now because Amie and I caught up a couple of weeks ago and recorded the 2015 update, which I will release in the next couple of weeks.
Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.
The New York Coalition for Health School Food – HealthyLunches.org
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