TEDxManhattan Speaker Profile: Ann Cooper

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Ann Cooper

Ann Cooper

As TEDxManhattan approaches, we’ve asked this year’s speakers to answer a few questions so we can learn more about them and what they’ll be speaking about. In the second of this series of posts, we hear from Ann Cooper, a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children.

1) What’s the topic you’ll be speaking about?
Healthy School Food

2) Why do you feel this is important?
Both pediatric obesity & diabetes are on the rise and our children’s health is at a crisis point.  Healthy school food can help reverse this trend.

3) Are there other projects you’re also passionate about right now?
The LunchBox.org
Let’s Move Salad Bars 2 Schools
Healthy Breakfast 4 Kids

4) Which other TEDxManhattan speakers are you excited about hearing?

Anna Lappé, Gary Hirshberg, Bill Yosses

5) Where can more information about your project be found?

Change Food® works toward a healthier food system for people, animals & the planet.  Learn more about Plant Eat Share – planting food in public spaces. For free.