OHSU Winter Readings Professional Book Club

  • Event
  • Thursday, March 17, 2011
This year as part of the Winter Readings and Conferences Course, the OHSU graduate students are hosting a “professional book club” that introduces a variety of concepts of “Social Responsibility”. The group plans to read 3 books and will host 3 late afternoon/early evening discussion sessions on each book.

The remaining session is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 pm in Gaines Hall Room 47

In March, we’ll read “Free for All” by Jane Poppendieck (2010) “How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States. Janet Poppendieck explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives--history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more. How did we get into the absurd situation in which nutritionally regulated meals compete with fast food items and snack foods loaded with sugar, salt, and fat? What is the nutritional profile of the federal meals? How well are they reaching students who need them? Opening a window onto our culture as a whole, Poppendieck reveals the forces--the financial troubles of schools, the commercialization of childhood, the reliance on market models--that are determining how lunch is served. She concludes with a sweeping vision for change: fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.”
Diane Stadler