|Thursday, 05.09.2019 15:00-15:50 Room B|
|Harnessing the power of parents in the fight for healthier menus|
At Balanced, we believe if something matters to the food industry, it has to matter to activists and advocates. Few things matter more to the food industry than the loyalty of parents and families and the purchasing power of institutions. As a result, our programs focus on empowering and mobilizing concerned parents and families, historically untapped allies, in the fight for healthier menus (less meat, more plants) in community institutions and in shaping public policy. This session will focus on the lessons we`ve learned engaging everyday people and families, even those otherwise disinterested in animal rights, in the work to influencing and balancing menus in community institutions.