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Chef Ann Cooper

A Week In The Life Of A School Lunch Reformer

Posted 10.09.2013 | Taste

Good school food definitely does not happen overnight.

11 Chefs Changing the Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Each of these 11 chefs is a pioneer in the sustainability movement. Let their food philosophies serve as an inspiration for your own Independence Day festivities!

The Right Wing and the School Food Calorie Kerfuffle

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

The school lunch calorie issue is getting particular traction in right-wing media outlets and I've already told you about Republican congressmen seeking to repeal the calorie caps, calling the new regulations "the nanny state personified."

The Renegade Lunch Lady Celebrates Food Revolution Day Throughout May

Chef Ann Cooper | Posted 05.15.2012 | Food
Chef Ann Cooper

On Rainbow Day, students are all offered a side salad at the salad bar for free -- whether they are getting lunch from school or brought lunch from home. At the salad bar they are encouraged to choose at least three different colors of the fruit and vegetable rainbow for their tray.

How Two Chefs Are Changing The Industrial Food System

Chris Elam | Posted 06.13.2011 | Food
Chris Elam

If the ultimate goal is to make healthy food available to the greatest number of people, then where will the systemic changes that we need come from?

Note to Parents: Get Pissed!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Annie Spiegelman

At Marin Academy, a high school in San Rafael, California, the county's private school kids were eating what we all should be eating: organic, locally grown, whole foods with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in their school lunches.

The Meatless Monday Thanksgiving Project -- 12 All-Star Recipes

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Chris Elam

So I reached out to friends, experts and visionaries -- people who really know their food. My double-question: what's your favorite meatless Thanksgiving dish, and what are you really thankful for?

School Food, Is There Hope? Chef Ann Cooper Opens The Lunch Box (Q&A)

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Chris Elam

Her nonprofit has just launched a revolutionary web portal offering free scaleable recipes, curricula, technical tools and community discussion -- an online engine that can spur real school food reform.