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Rethinking School Lunches at the ENC

Rethinking School Luncheswith Chef Ann Cooper

The Renegade Lunch Lady comes to “The OC”

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 9:00am – 10:30am

Chef Ann
Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. Ann, a relentless voice of reform, wants to see nutritious meals replace the highly processed meals currently served in our nation’s schools. Her educational seminars, like the Slow Food Time for Lunch Campaign, focus on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health. Come learn what you can do to change the way our children eat… one lunch at a time.  RSVP to 949-645-8489 or


Chef Ann Cooper is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Ann has been a chef for more than 30 years. Over the years, Ann’s career shifted from primarily cooking to cooking, writing, and public speaking – all advocacy work for a healthier food system. She is the author of four books (e.g., Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children (2006) and founder of the non-profit Food Family Farming Foundation (F3), which focuses on solutions to the school food crisis. F3’s pivotal project is The Lunch Box – a web portal that provides free and accessible tools, recipes and community connections to support school food reform. Chef Ann currently resides in Oakland, CA. For more information about Chef Ann, go to

Presented by Slow Food OC and

the Environmental Nature Center.

Slow Food Orange County is a local chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. which works to carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. The Orange County convivium is a member-supported organization made up of a diverse group of food enthusiasts.  Slow Food is an international member-supported non-profit organization. Its aim is to spread food culture, to develop sensory and taste education, to protect biodiversity and to promote quality in food, the environment and social life. Slow Food wants good, clean and fair food to be accessible to, and appreciated, by all.

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The Environmental Nature Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit public-benefit corporation dedicated to providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature. Your membership is greatly appreciated, and your contributions help us grow and offer ever more benefits to the community.
Contributions are tax deductible. Join at the “Family” level and receive a 10% discount on all ENC class fees and Nature Camp.



March 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you, Shannon!

    Comment by Lori Whalen | March 10, 2010 | Reply

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