Ann Cooper: 'We are killing our children with food'

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Dubbed the "Renegade Lunch Lady," Chef Ann Cooper is angry and she's working to transform the way Americans feed their children today. NewHope360 spoke with Cooper, who is currently head of school meals for the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, during Natural Products Expo West 2011 about what keeps her up at night, her plan to put salad bars in schools across the United States and how parents can improve the food their children eat.

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on Mar 28, 2011

You go, Ann! Her righteous anger is inspiring. Our country's food system has descended into this problem for decades; hopefully it won't take as long to lift ourselves and our children out.

on Apr 8, 2011

She's right. It's insane that this looks to be the first generation that won't live as long as its parents' generation did. As a working mom, I know how busy life has gotten—which materially affects how much time families can spend on cooking. But we need to prioritize cooking real food as much as possible. What's more important than being healthy and enjoying nourishing food together?

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