Lunchbox/Soapbox: Stephanie Alexander: A Dietary Call to Arms
What has happened to the family table? There is no greater pleasure than eating delicious, fresh food yet more than 25% of Australian children suffer from diet-related problems. This is a look into practical solutions to help a new generation learn to appreciate the joys of fresh, simply-prepared food. Pack your lunchbox carefully for this exploration of how instilling an appreciation of food – from the kitchen garden to the plate – might save our society and save our kids.
Stephanie Alexander AO is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. Her reputation has been earned through her thirty years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
In 2014 Stephanie became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Her strong belief is that the earlier children learn about food through example and pleasurable hands-on experience, the better their food choices will be throughout life. Her new book, The Cook’s Table, is released October 2016.