About Kate Adamick

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Kate Adamick, Principal of Food Systems Solutions LLC, is a New York City-based consultant specializing in integrating operational changes, site-based programming, and public-private partnerships to implement, reinforce and support the healthful transformation of institutional meals programs and aid in developing local and sustainable agriculture systems. She has worked for school districts, hospitals and retirement communities across the United States.

Through her Cook for America™ culinary boot camps, she provides concentrated and comprehensive culinary training that transforms America’s school food service personnel into skilled and passionate “school lunch teachers.”

Adamick is a frequent speaker on institutional food systems, sustainable agriculture, childhood obesity issues, and the economics of school food reform.

She is also the author of the book Lunch Money: Serving Healthy School Food in a Sick Economy, a timely book dispelling the myth that school food reform is cost prohibitive. Included in this practical how-to book are examples, diagrams, charts, and worksheets that unlock the financial secrets to scratch-cooking in the school food environment and prove that a penny saved is much more than a penny earned.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Children's Health Foundation.

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Back to School -- Back to Sloppy Joes?

Back to School — Back to Sloppy Joes?

August 14, 2015 with

Pizza, Sloppy Joes, chicken nuggets. It’s back to school, which for some students mean back to greasy and friend cafeteria foods. Or does it?

School Food: 'Clearest Route for Effecting Positive Change' in Kids

School Food: ‘Clearest Route for Effecting Positive Change’ in Kids

September 17, 2012 with

Food service directors can make their tight budgets go further on healthy school lunches

Lunch Money: Serving Healthy School Food in a Sick Economy

Lunch Money: Serving Healthy School Food in a Sick Economy

March 20, 2012 with

Cook for America co-founder Kate Adamick on how her new book can help schools serve kids healthier meals without breaking their budgets

Kate Adamick: Where School Lunches Went Wrong But She's Optimistic

Kate Adamick: Where School Lunches Went Wrong But She’s Optimistic

August 22, 2011 with

Kate Adamick, co-founder of Cook for America, the real life ‘Jamie Oliver,’ transforms school lunches into healthier, positive eating experiences.

Fast Food Fuels Obesity Epidemic in Kids; How Kids Can Eat Healthy

Fast Food Fuels Obesity Epidemic in Kids; How Kids Can Eat Healthy

August 1, 2011 with

Fast food partly to blame for obesity epidemic; Cook for America’s Kate Adamick on why unhealthy food is new normal and how to reverse trend

Cook for America's Chef Kate Adamick: Transforming School Lunches

Cook for America’s Chef Kate Adamick: Transforming School Lunches

June 6, 2011 with

Health expert and chef Kate Adamick says school food isn’t 100 percent to blame for childhood obesity; empowering food workers is the key

How Real Is Jamie Oliver's 'Food Revolution'?

How Real Is Jamie Oliver’s ‘Food Revolution’?

July 28, 2010 with

Kate Adamick – who specializes in school food reform – looks at the celebrity chef’s reality show to see if the surprising scenes of fries and grease reflect actual lunch rooms