Santa Cruz Education Foundation co-sponsors Leadership Luncheon for Healthy School Food

Author and Sociology professor Dr. Janet Poppendiek will lead a discussion about her new book, Food For All: Fixing School Food in America at a luncheon hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank on February 5. Poppendiek’s book examines the National School Lunch program through the lens of politics, economics and history. She illuminates the complex trail that led a once highly regarded nutritional program into what is now largely highly processed food service industry considered to be a major contributing factor to childhood obesity and its many complicating health effects.

The luncheon will be held at the Pajaro Valley Community Trust, 85 Nielson Street in Watsonville at 11:30 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by Second Harvest, Bay Federal Credit Union, Pajaro Calley Community Health Trust, Santa Cruz Education Foundation, Santa Cruz County Office of Education and the United Way Go for Health Initiative.  Those interested in attending the luncheon, should contact Kathy at Second Harvest. Poppendiek will also speak at Oakes College, UCSC on February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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