Place at the Table The Crisis of 49 Million Hungry Americans and How to Solve It

ISBN-10: 1610391810
ISBN-13: 9781610391818
Edition: 2013
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Description: 49 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—go hungry every day, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. The documentaryFinding Northexamines this issue through the lens of three people for who  More...

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List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 2/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

49 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—go hungry every day, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. The documentaryFinding Northexamines this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi fifth-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.Finding North: A Participant Guideis a tie-in anthology that develops the film's themes through essays from food and hunger activists and reformers, outlining how to get involved now and innovative ways to reshape the American welfare system. Ultimately, the film and the book will show us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides – as they have in the past – that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

Peter Pringle is a veteran British foreign correspondent. He is the author and coauthor of several nonfiction books, including the bestselling Those Are Real Bullets, Aren't They? He lives in New York City.

Preface
Foreword: The Missing Element
Introduction: The Producers: A Place at the Table
Hunger in America, 2013: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
On the Front Lines of Hunger
Witnesses to Hunger
ANOTHER TAKE: Angel's Story Food Research and Action Center
Local Leaders: Colorado
ANOTHER TAKE: Family Breakfast-At School Food Research and Action Center
The Grocery Gap: Finding Healthy Food in America
A Top Chef Goes to Washington
Money Where Our Mouths Are
Food Stamps: Once We Had It Right
ANOTHER TAKE: Seeds of Plenty-From Food Stamps
Today's "Eat More" Environment: The Role of the Food Industry
The New Hidden Persuaders: The Digital World of Food Marketing to Children and Teens
The ABCs of School Lunch
Feeding the Hungry
Feeding America in Times of Change
Faith and Food
The Oregon Food Bank
Hunger in New York City: What Local Government Can Do
Getting Off the Anti-Hunger Treadmill
Beyond Feeding the Hungry
Childhood Hunger: A Battle That Can Be Won
Beyond the Charity Myth
ANOTHER TAKE: Federal Programs Can Do More: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
The One-Word Strategy for Ending Hunger: MERGERS
What You Can Do About It
The Accidental Activist
Seven Steps to Ending Child Hunger by 2015: Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
Directory of NGOs
Selected Bibliography
Appendix
Notes
Index

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