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School Food, Equity and Social Justice
Critical Reflections and Perspectives

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ISBN 9780367632496
February 10, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

School Food, Equity and Social Justice provides contemporary, critical examinations of policies and practices relating to food in schools across 25 countries.

The book is divided into three sections, Food politics and policies, Sustainability and development, and Teaching and learning about food, and critiques school food interventions and programs from the perspective of equity and social justice. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of academics, with practitioner backgrounds, the chapters in this collection broaden discussions on school food to consider its educational and environmental implications, the ideals of food in schools, the emotional and ideological components of schooling food, and the relationships with home and everyday life.

This book offers enhanced insight into matters of social justice in school in diverse contexts, and visions of how greater equality and equity may be achieved through school food policy and in school food programs. It will be essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers in health education, health promotion, educational practice and policy, public health, nutrition and social justice education.

Table of Contents

1.International perspectives on school food: A matter of equity and social justice Irene Torres, Darren Powell and Dorte Ruge Section 1. Food politics and policies 2. School food approaches in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador: Intentions, illusions and uncertainties, Irene Torres and Daniel F. López-Cevallos 3. School foodscapes in Greenland and Denmark – critical perspectives Dorte Ruge and Mitdlarak Lennert 4. There’s no such thing as a free lunch: Food, schools, and philanthropy in New Zealand Darren Powell 5. The ‘sweet bun law’ and the politics of school food in Poland Zofia Boni 6. Experiencing school food policy and practice: Learning from eleven-year-old girls in a working class community in Ireland, Eluska Fernández, Karl Kitching and Deirdre Horgan 7. The national School Food Program in the interpretation of Brazilian managers, Rosana Maria Nogueira and Bruna Barone Section 2. Sustainability and development 8. School meals in Norway – current status and a way forward? Frøydis Nordgård Vik 9. Sustainable school feeding programs: The experience in Latin America and Caribbean countries, Najla Veloso and Flavia Schwartzman 10. School food and the promotion of a more just and equitable food system in South Africa, Marc C. A. Wegerif, Thabang N. Msimango and Nokuthula Vilakazi 11. Avoiding the child poverty curse in Ghana and South Africa: Is school food as a social protection tool sufficient? Michael Addaney, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah and Getrude Gwenzi Section 3: Teaching and learning about food 12. Japanese school lunch and food education, Yukako Waida and Miho Kawamura 13. Is the Indian school food environment healthy? A review, Neha Rathi and Anthony Worsley 14. Noticing and rupturing settler-colonial logics with fooding pedagogies: Thinking with children-food relations and more-than-human worlds, Lisa-Marie Gagliardi 15. Exploring the idea of school meals as an element of educating for viable futures Monica Carlsson and Irene Torres 16. Our visions for school food, Darren Powell, Dorte Ruge and Irene Torres

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Dorte Ruge, PhD, Associate Professor, UCL University College, Department of Education and Social Science, Denmark.

Irene Torres, PhD Technical Director, Fundacion Octaedro, Quito, Ecuador.

Darren Powell, PhD senior lecturer, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland.