Fixing Our Children’s Food Environment: An evening to inspire solutions and raise funds for the Berkeley Food Institute, featuring Bettina Elias Siegel

Colloquium | March 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Bettina Elias Siegel

 Berkeley Food Institute, UCANR Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Please join the Berkeley Food Institute in welcoming Bettina Elias Siegel to discuss her new book Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World. What are the roles of parents and non-parents in ensuring that all of our community’s children have access to safe, affordable, and nourishing food? How have some junk food companies sought to leverage every possible opportunity to sell their products to impressionable young future customers— and what can we do to push back? How can research and practice inform public policy on children’s food issues? We will explore these and other questions in a lively interactive forum where your questions and ideas are welcome.

Bettina is a mother of two and a nationally recognized writer and advocate on issues relating to children and food policy. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, Bettina practiced intellectual property, advertising, and food law in New York City before she became interested in improving the food in her children’s school district, Houston ISD. Soon after she launched The Lunch Tray, a blog about all things related to “kids and food, in school and out.” Bettina spearheaded three victorious Change.org petition campaigns relating to school children and food, making her one of the most successful petitioners in the organization’s history. She’s the author of the free 50-page e-book, The Lunch Tray’s Guide to Getting Junk Food Out of Your Child’s Classroom, which has been downloaded free by thousands of parents and is now in its second edition.

BFI's faculty director Kristine Madsen will serve as discussant. Featuring Renia Webb, OUSD Parent Advocate. Join us for a book signing and reception with Bettina Elias Siegel after the event.

Location: David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

The event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Food Institute (BFI), the UCANR Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs, and the Center for Ecoliteracy.

This event is a fundraiser, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Suggested donation: $5 – $500, please make your donation here to support the Berkeley Food Institute.

 foodinstitute@berkeley.edu