Virtual Food, Power, and Politics Lecture: School Lunch

President Harry S. Truman signing the NSLP legislation in August 1946

| 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm | Online

To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of the National School Lunch Act, join the Russell Library for the second annual Food, Power, and Politics lecture examining the origins, evolution, and current trends in school lunch.

Panel includes:

  • Wendi Gosliner - Project Scientist, Nutrition Policy Institute - University of California
    • She has conducted multiple studies on the National School Lunch Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and other similar programs and frequently teaches a course at UC Berkeley about food programs and policies. 
  • Susan B. Levine - Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois-Chicago 
    • She is the author of School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program (Princeton University Press, 2008). 
  • Andrew R. Ruis - Associate Director for Research, Epistemic Analytics - University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • He is the author of Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2017), as well as numerous articles on the history of food, nutrition, and health.

Zoom Webinar. Registration required:

Event made possible by the Russell Programming Endowment.

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