Lunch Briefing: State of School Food

September 17, 2019

12-1:30 p.m.


State of School Food

Across the country, millions of students rely on schools for meals—including hundreds of thousands of students here in Chicago. For over a decade, Healthy Schools Campaign has been a leader in advocating for strong nutrition standards, breakfast in the classroom and farm to school programs. Under the Obama Administration great progress was made, but now many of those gains are under threat. And low-income children of color and immigrants are most at risk.

Join us for lunch to learn about the latest developments impacting school food.

Lunch and networking 12:00 p.m.
Briefing and discussion 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Speakers include:

  • Audrey Rowe, former Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service at the USDA and HSC Board Member, on how recent actions by the Trump Administration weaken the federal school meal program
  • Liza Roberson-Young, Public Interest Council at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General on why Illinois is one of six states suing the USDA
  • Crystal Cooper, Executive Director of Nutrition Support Services at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) on CPS’ efforts to provide students with nutritious and tasty school meals and constantly innovate to improve the meal program


Registration for this event has closed. If you have questions, please email Ida Kuruvilla at or call 312-419-1810.

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