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The School Food Revolution: Public Food and the Challenge of Sustainable Development - Book Review

Paull, John (2008) The School Food Revolution: Public Food and the Challenge of Sustainable Development - Book Review. Journal of Organic Systems, 3 (2), pp. 59-60.

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The School Food Revolution is a timely book for a world of obesogenic food, a world of the fat poor in rich countries, and the hungry poor in poor countries. Worldwide, malnourishment is a marker of poverty. Readers impatient for the revolution are advised to go directly to Chapter 4 - School Food as Social Justice: The Quality Revolution in Rome.
Morgan and Sonnino report that “in Italy the public sector has been actively fighting against the generalized deterioration in the population’s nutritional habits”. They identify in Italy “the first organic school meals system”, “the first organic university canteen” and “an organic hospital menu”. They report Italian legislation that “establishes a direct and explicit link between organic and local food and public sector catering … This national law created a regulatory context that encouraged many municipalities to turn organic”.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Kevin Morgan, Roberta Sonnino, Earthscan, London, school food, school meals, organic meals, organic food, local, seasonal, Italy, Rome, New York, Jamie Oliver, social justice, obesity, obesogenic food.
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Country reports > United States
"Organics" in general
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Italy
Food systems
Values, standards and certification
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Africa
"Organics" in general > Country reports > United Kingdom
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Oxford
Australia > Australian National University
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:15076
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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