What’s for Lunch? How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World is finally out!
It’s been a long process and I couldn’t be happier to see the book in people’s hands. I’ve had a great response already from kids and parents, educators and food activists. It’s a thrill, especially, to see young people picking it up and talking about what’s for lunch and how they can shape the food system.
I’ll be launching the book officially in September with a party and lots of fun stuff. Watch here for details. In the meantime, here are a few links and highlights of the coverage so far.
The always awesome radio host and food fighter Matt Galloway had me on Metro Morning to talk about What’s for Lunch? just before school begins in Toronto next week. Check out the podcast here.
49th Shelf featured What’s for Lunch? in their list for Young Readers: Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2012. (I’ve also contributed a blog post to the site, which they’ll be putting up soon.)
CartoCraze, “an online geography community,” bringing maps and hands-on geography activities to teachers raved about What’s for Lunch? on their blog: “This book captivates at the first glance–beautiful photos of lunches from around the world as well as text that makes us aware of geographic and cultural influences.”
Delta airline’s inflight magazine Delta Sky looked at three of the meals in What’s for Lunch? in their September 2012 issue, and The Montreal Gazette highlighted WFL, calling it “thoughtful” in a back to school article about lunch. The Record.com writes: “Teachers, take note! This book would make a great addition to your classroom and nutrition talks.”