March 4, 2013
New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and prestigious collection in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “Feeding our Kids, Feeding our Future: What it says about us, its real impact, and what we have done and can do about it” on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.].
Conversations about health, obesity, nutrition, and foodways continue to be at the forefront of national discussions about what we and our children eat. The “Feeding our Kids, Feeding our Future” panel will address these and other related issues and discuss the many efforts now being organized by individuals, institutions, and businesses to address modern thinking about our children’s health and how to feed it.
Moderator Clark Wolf, host of the Fales Library’s “Critical Topics in Food Series” says, “It’s exciting to have a panel well peopled with graduates of the department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, as well as a professor and a guest lecturer from the department. Steinhardt’s graduates are out there making a real difference
The panelists include:
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“Feeding our Kids, Feeding our Future”, part of Fales Library’s “Critical Topics in Food Series,” is sponsored by New York University Fales Library; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; and Clark Wolf.
About Fales Library and Special Collections:
The Fales Library, comprising nearly 200,000 volumes, and over 8,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Food and Cookery Collection and the general Special Collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Downtown Collection documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video objects. The Food and Cookery Collection is a vast, and rapidly expanding collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City. Other strengths of the collection include the Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll Materials, the Robert Frost Library, the Kaplan and Rosenthal Collections of Judaica and Hebraica and the manuscript collections of Elizabeth Robins and Erich Maria Remarque. The Fales Library preserves manuscripts and original editions of books that are rare or important not only because of their texts, but also because of their value as artifacts.
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