Ann Cooper at CCS Forum 2015

Ann Cooper invitacion


Reflection on the city and its development continues to find spaces with the second session of CCS Forum 2015: Building the Desired City. This time, our guest will be American chef Ann Cooper, who will speak about the importance of healthy eating for children at schools. The conference will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 AM at the Chacao Theater, with free admission.


A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Cooper has more than three decades of experience as a chef and has been working on school nutrition programs for over 15 years. She is an educator, speaker, and promoter of adequate nutrition, a field in which she has achieved important reforms in infant feeding, which she considers a fundamental pillar of development. Her posture is reflected in her books Bitter Harvest and Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children.


Cooper served in the Berkley Unified School District, California, and in 2009 founded the Food Family Farming Foundation (now the Chef Ann Foundation), a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help schools take action to facilitate access to healthy and fresh food for each child.


Also known as “Renegade Lunch Lady,” she directs programs like Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, Mission Nutrition, Parent Advocacy Initiative, The Healthy Breakfast for Kids, and The Lunch Box, an online resource that offers comprehensive guides, tools, and recipes to help schools improve their programs.


Created and directed by Backroom Caracas and Cultura Chacao, in partnership with the Embassy of the United States if America in Venezuela and the Universidad Central de Venezuela, CCS Forum aims at promoting discussions about experiences that work towards a sustainable city.


Building the Desired City will present three more sessions during the rest of the year that will inquire into environmental architecture and community, environment and social complexity, and art and public space.


Recording of Ann Cooper‘s presentation at CCS Forum 2015: Healthy Eating for Children.