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

Estevan Leopoldo de Freitas Coca and Ricardo César Barbosa Júnior

in A Handbook of Food Crime

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2018 | ISBN: 9781447336013
Published online January 2019 | e-ISBN: 9781447336051 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.003.0022
Responding to neoliberal diets: School meal programmes in Brazil and Canada

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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

Chapter.  5923 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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