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Recipes for Change: Amy Kalafa


Date: 1:00pm EDT March 29

Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health.

Amy Kalafa, holistic health and nutrition counselor For over 25 years, Amy Kalafa has produced award-winning films, television programs and magazine articles in the field of health education. Amy’s production credits include three seasons of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s parenting show, “What Every Baby Knows”, PBS specials, “Our Nation’s Health: A Matter of Choice” and “Healthy Aging”, as well as the Reiner Foundation’s, “The First Years Last Forever”. She has produced food and health segments for “Martha Stewart Living”, has appeared as a guest chef on PBS’s “Cultivating Life” and is a writer/producer for PBS’s “Lidia’s Italy”. Amy holds a Lectureship at the Yale School of Medicine and Psychiatry for her work in the field of health communication, in recognition of a series she created for Court TV, “Inside the Criminal Mind”. Amy has worked on numerous training films for Yale University and the US Department of Education. Amy is also a holistic health and nutrition counselor and a Lyme disease consultant. Her advocacy work extends to her personal life as well. She served a four-year term on the advisory board of the Weston / Westport Health District’s CDC funded “Target Lyme” prevention initiative and she is a founding board member of the AIDS Treatment Data Network, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and an organic farmer. She and her husband Alex have two daughters who have always brought their lunch to school. http://angrymoms.org/about/the-moms/

This lecture is the third of four lectures in the Recipes for Change series. This series is sponsored by the C.V Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Center for Environment & Society, and the Anthropology Department.


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