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The Resource School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program, Susan Levine

School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program, Susan Levine

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School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program
Title
School lunch politics
Title remainder
the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program
Statement of responsibility
Susan Levine
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: 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 covers this complex and fascinating part of American culture, from its origins in early twentieth-century nutrition science, through the establishment of the National School Lunch Program in 1946, to the transformation of school meals into a poverty program during the 1970s and 1980s. 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. Even now, the school lunch program remains problematic, a juggling act between modern beliefs about food, nutrition science, and public welfare. 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. But she also shows why the school lunch program has outlasted almost every other twentieth-century federal welfare initiative. In the midst of privatization, federal budget cuts, and suspect nutritional guidelines where even ketchup might be categorized as a vegetable, the program remains popular and feeds children who would otherwise go hungry. 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
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DLC
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1947-
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Levine, Susan
Dewey number
371.7/16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3479.U6
LC item number
L48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 E-873
  • WS 130
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National school lunch program
  • School children
  • Children
  • Lunch
  • Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Food Assistance
  • School Health Services
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Students
  • United States
  • United States
  • Children
  • National school lunch program
  • School children
  • United States
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Schulverpflegung
  • USA
Label
School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program, Susan Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
1st pbk printing 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The politics of lunch -- 1. A diet for Americans. The search for a scientific diet ; A diet for Americans ; Nutrition and malnutrition ; School lunch as public policy -- 2. Welfare for farmers and children. School lunches for hungry children ; Eating the surplus ; The institutionalization of school lunch -- 3. Nutrition standards and standard diets. School lunch standards ; Nutrition in the national defense ; Eating democracy -- 4. A national school lunch program. Agriculture or education? ; The liberal compromise ; Discrimination and segregation -- 5. Ideals and realities in the lunchroom. Nutrition and surplus commodities ; Nutrition and the food service industry ; The limits of the lunchroom -- 6. No free lunch. Discovering hunger in America ; Agriculture or welfare? ; Food and the poverty line -- 7. A right to lunch. The free lunch mandate ; The women's campaign ; School lunch and civil rights ; Eligibility standards and the right to lunch -- 8. Let them eat ketchup. Who pays for free lunch? ; Combo meals and nutrition standards ; Ketchup and other vegetables -- Epilogue. Fast food and poor children
Control code
157022766
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780691050881
Lccn
2007028807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)157022766
Label
School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program, Susan Levine
Publication
Note
1st pbk printing 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The politics of lunch -- 1. A diet for Americans. The search for a scientific diet ; A diet for Americans ; Nutrition and malnutrition ; School lunch as public policy -- 2. Welfare for farmers and children. School lunches for hungry children ; Eating the surplus ; The institutionalization of school lunch -- 3. Nutrition standards and standard diets. School lunch standards ; Nutrition in the national defense ; Eating democracy -- 4. A national school lunch program. Agriculture or education? ; The liberal compromise ; Discrimination and segregation -- 5. Ideals and realities in the lunchroom. Nutrition and surplus commodities ; Nutrition and the food service industry ; The limits of the lunchroom -- 6. No free lunch. Discovering hunger in America ; Agriculture or welfare? ; Food and the poverty line -- 7. A right to lunch. The free lunch mandate ; The women's campaign ; School lunch and civil rights ; Eligibility standards and the right to lunch -- 8. Let them eat ketchup. Who pays for free lunch? ; Combo meals and nutrition standards ; Ketchup and other vegetables -- Epilogue. Fast food and poor children
Control code
157022766
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780691050881
Lccn
2007028807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)157022766

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