Food, Family, Farming Foundation

Food, Family, Farming Foundation

Food, Family, Farming Foundation

I helped to found the Food, Family, Farming Foundation (F3) so my vision for The Lunch Box Project ( could become a reality.  The Lunch Box is an accessible web portal toolkit, free and accessible for all to use to improve how we feed our children each school day.

From scalable recipes that are school-tested, to budgeting, inventory and management tools, and lunch personnel training videos, The Lunch Box makes what I’ve done (as the Renegade Lunch Lady) in school districts where I’ve been the lunch lady-on-duty fully available to any citizen who wants to work for healthy school food in every school.   Reversing the trend toward obesity and diabetes in children is everyone’s job and school lunch reform can actually happen with this new type of tool:

Chef Ann Cooper

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Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. In a nation where children are born with shorter estimated life expectancy than their parents because of diet-related illness, Ann is a relentless voice of reform by focusing on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health and wellness.


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