Packing school lunches is no easy task. Making something that’s easy, nutritious, and at the same appetizing to your picky child, when you’re trying to get everyone out the door on time in the morning, seems impossible, right?
If you’re tired (and your kid is too) of packing the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich and sliced apples, join us on March 29 at noon for a seminar with Anne-Marie Gloster, registered dietitian and faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the University of Washington. Anne-Marie will share tips and ideas on how to pack easy, healthy and cost-effective school lunches that will keep you AND your kids happy.
Anne-Marie Gloster is a lecturer in the Epidemiology department and teaches in the Nutritional Sciences Program. The first undergraduate at North Carolina State University to combine degrees in Food Science with Human Nutrition, she obtained a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and became the Chief Clinical Dietitian and Assistant Director of Nutrition and Food Services at the UNC Hospitals. She then obtained a PhD in Educational Leadership at North Carolina State University, where her doctoral studies focused on Wellness Policy in K-12. Her passion for cooking, urban farming, sustainable food systems, and community activism culminated in a project with Alice Water’s Edible Schoolyard Project. She assisted in the start-up of the first ESY housed in a children’s museum, instead of a K-12 school. Her current research focuses on investigating whether culinary arts/food science education can result in measureable positive changes in healthy eating behaviors and examining whether measures of kitchen literacy are an indicator of health status.