Two Million Angry Moms and One Sociologist: A Review of Free for All

Early in Free for All: Fixing School Food in America (University of California Press, 2010) former Texas Agriculture Secretary Susan Coombs declares that, “it will take 2 million angry moms to change school food.” Based on what we now know of the dreary state of our children’s cafeteria fare, there must be at least that many mamas, as well as a good number of papas who are ready to storm the barricades. Fortunately for them and America’s 55 million students who gulp down something resembling a meal every school day, they’ve been joined by Hunter College sociologist Janet Poppendieck who gives us the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.

Read the Review here: Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Two Million Angry Moms and One Sociologist: A Review of Free for All.

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2 thoughts on “Two Million Angry Moms and One Sociologist: A Review of Free for All

  1. having signed the petitions, read all the blogs and websites etc…..i’m still not quite convinced enough of us are angry. my eight-year old daughter refuses to eat a school lunch and has her own ideas about how to fix it.

    we will see. but i will be glad to check out this book. if every voice counts than i am glad that you posted this.

    maybe by the time your little one gets there, it will be better 😉

    i am a single mother as well, but my girls always have healthy, well-balanced, mostly organic lunches…it is possible with the right priorities.

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    1. i’m pretty sure i’m going to skip traditional school, but I think back with horror on what schools were serving up when I went (OMG, that’s like, ages ago) and I shudder to think how far it’s gone.

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