For the last edition of Feeding Our Future, Bill Telepan welcomed filmmaker Amy Kalafa and Holisitic Nutrition Counselor Dr. Susan Rubin for a conversation about the battle for school food reform captured in their film Two Angry Moms and the path their activism has taken in the years since it debuted.
One issue that's come up time and again on this series has been the matter of getting kids to actually eat the healthy food once activists are able to get it into the schools. Here a caller describes the problem in her school district, and Susan explains the best way to make quinoa seem as cool as a bag of Cheetos.
As this once-frustrated mom explains, kids do absorb what we teach them about eating well if adults provide good role models at the table.
We hope that many people who've listened to the show will be inspired to make changes in their own school communities. Here Susan and Amy explain the first step: forming a wellness committee.
For more information on changing school food in your area, visit Bill's organization Wellness in the Schools, Susan's organization Better School Food, and check out these links to even more resources.
If you missed any of Bill's shows, they're all going to replay on Saturday from 12 pm to 5 pm ET, and recaps of his conversations with chefs Jonathan Waxman and Zak Pelaccio, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor Sam Kass, Edible Schoolyard founder Alice Waters, and three New York City public school students (complete with video of their blind taste test) are right here on our blog.