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The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food - Lecture 20

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Lecture 20 - Schools and Nutrition: Where Health and Politics Collide

(Guest Lecture by Marlene B. Schwartz)

Dr. Marlene Schwartz discusses the topic of food policy in schools. She presents the history of federal regulation of the National School Lunch Program, the debate about competitive foods in schools, and describes research on influence of school food on student nutrition. She describes Rudd Center research conducted in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education on the effectiveness of policy changes at the district and state level. She also shares lessons from her personal experiences as a parent advocate in her own school district and describes how her volunteer work in the community informs her academic research.

Prof. Kelly D. Brownell
PSYC 123: The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food, Fall 2008
(Yale University: Open Yale)
http://oyc.yale.edu
Date accessed: 2009-11-20
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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