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A Handbook of Food CrimeImmoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them$
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Allison Gray and Ronald Hinch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447336013

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.001.0001

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Responding to neoliberal diets: School meal programmes in Brazil and Canada

Responding to neoliberal diets: School meal programmes in Brazil and Canada

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(p.347) 21 Responding to neoliberal diets: School meal programmes in Brazil and Canada
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A Handbook of Food Crime
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Estevan Leopoldo de Freitas Coca

Ricardo César Barbosa Júnior

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0022

This chapter identifies school meal programs in Brazil and Canada as sustainable alternatives to some of the harms caused by the dominance large corporations exert on the global food system. It analyses the new version of the Brazilian National School Meal Program (PNAE) and British Columbia’s Farm to School initiative (F2S BC) in Canada. On one hand, PNAE creates an institutional market for family farmers, while offering students a greater amount of locally produced fresh and healthy food. On the other, F2S BC takes form through activities such as school gardens, food education and incentives to purchase locally produced food. This work finds that PNAE has more reach but limits school meals to consumption, whereas F2S BC emphasizes the role of schools as spaces for growing and recognises food as a pedagogical resource.

Keywords:   school meal programs, National School Meal Program (PNAE), Farm to School British Columbia (F2S BC), Brazil, Canada

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