A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It

Book - 2013
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Forty-nine million people--including one in four children--go hungry in the U.S. every day, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all. Inspired by the acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table , this companion book offers powerful insights from those at the front lines of solving hunger in America, including:

Jeff Bridges , Academy Award-winning actor, cofounder of the End Hunger Network, and spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry Campaign, on raising awareness about hunger
Ken Cook , president of Environmental Working Group, unravels the inequities in the Farm Bill and shows how they affect America's hunger crisis
Marion Nestle , nutritionist and acclaimed critic of the food industry, whose latest work tracks the explosion of calories in today's "Eat More" environment
Bill Shore, Joel Berg, and Robert Egger , widely-published anti-hunger activists, suggest bold and diverse strategies for solving the crisis
Janet Poppendieck , sociologist, bestselling author, and well-known historian of poverty and hunger in America, argues the case for school lunch reform
Jennifer Harris , of Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, uncovers the new hidden persuaders of web food advertisers
David Beckmann , head of Bread for the World, and Sarah Newman , researcher on A Place at the Table , explore the intersection of faith and feeding the hungry
Mariana Chilton , director of Drexel University's Center for Hunger-Free Communities, discusses the health impacts of hunger and the groundbreaking Witnesses to Hunger project
Tom Colicchio , chef and executive producer of television's Top Chef , presents his down-to-earth case to Washington for increases in child nutrition programs
Andy Fisher , veteran activist in community food projects, argues persuasively why we have to move beyond the charity-based emergency feeding program
Kelly Meyer , cofounder of Teaching Gardens, illuminates the path to educating, and providing healthy food for, all children
Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush , the film's directors/producers, tell their personal stories of how and why they came to make the documentary

Hunger and food insecurity pose a deep threat to our nation. A Place at the Table shows they can be solved once and for all, if the American public decides--as they have in the past--that making healthy food available, and affordable, is in the best interest of us all.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2013.
ISBN: 9781610391818
Branch Call Number: 363.8 PLA
Characteristics: 301 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pringle, Peter


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