Ann Cooper, Food and Society Policy Fellow (2005), was featured in the Sunday, October 19, 2003, Long Island section of The New York Times. Cooper’s work to bring fresh, healthy breakfasts and lunches to Bridgehampton’s public schools was profiled. The Bridgehampton Union Free School District does not have its own kitchen and previously had to come from the Southampton Union Free School District; now it’s prepared under the direction of Cooper by the chefs at the Ross School in East Hampton. Cooper is quoted throughout the article.
“What are we doing to change the way America feeds its children?” she said. “To really change the system, the cafeteria has to be seen as a classroom, and I would say that food and nutrition are as important as math or science.” To read more, log onto www.nytimes.com and enter Ann Cooper in the search box.