Hilary Boynton - The Lunch Lady
Hilary Boynton is the author of The Heal Your Gut Cook Book and the Head of Nutrition Services at The Manzanita School in Topanga, CA. After seeing the power of food as medicine with her own family, she passionately dove into the challenge of solving school lunches. After years of frustration, she decided it was time to roll up her sleeves and become the “Lunch Lady” herself. Returning her children’s school to an ancestral way of eating is eliminating dietary confusion and changing lives on all fronts! From the children and staff eating the lunches to the farmers and purveyors raising, growing and supplying the food, to the dedicated lunch leaders lovingly preparing the lunches, her concept is so infused with love one can’t help but want in. She believes a grassroots effort and bottom-up approach is where it’s at. Hilary is most proud to see this infuse into the children’s homes where this way of eating now becomes the norm, and people are once again valuing time spent around the table with family, locally sourced seasonal foods and great conversation!
Justin and Hilary discuss childhood nutrition, farm to table school lunch programs, and how to make REAL change in America...
5:26- Sweet Savannah, The Whole Story...
22:31- Hello, Hilary!
31:36- How Hilary Became The Lunch Lady
37:43- How did the student body and parents respond to the change?
40:49- Let’s talk about “snacks”: A four-letter word?
49:41- How do you handle “normal” social events where everyone else is eating junk?!
55:10- Everything you know about nutrition has been sold to you by marketers...
58:16- The microbiome, the “average” infancy, and the issues 20-somethings are now having
1:01:23- My controversial opinion on parents who want the smoking gun for neuro a-typical diagnosis, or chronic disease...
1:04:20- Turning your taste buds around, is quicker and easier than you think...
1:08:07- What are the obstacles around changing school lunches? How do we grow Hilary’s mission?
1:13:50- The condiment crusade (this is awesome!)
1:18:03- Hilary’s Dexcom Project (It’s amazing!)
1:23:18- You have quantifiable data at your fingertips! Your kids and behavioral issues...
1:28:47- What steps can listeners take when you feel stuck in your kids' lunch system?
1:43:31- How to connect with Hilary and Wrap Up!
Links & Resources:
LEARN HOW TO INSTIGATE AND IMPLEMENT A WHOLE FOOD LUNCH PROGRAM IN YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL, BUSINESS OR HOME Gather with foodies and food activists from across the country who champion ancestral and whole-foods based meals. Get intimate access to those who have recently pioneered ‘the best school lunch program in the country.’ Leave with the mindset, skills, and support needed to successfully launch a program in your community. This course is perfect for home cooks, professional chefs and those who have a passion to change unhealthy food systems. Purchase 1 of 14 spots available for our 8/4 – 8/9 intensive workshop. Here’s what’s included:
- Six nights of lodging at a spectacular private property in Topanga, CA.
- All meals included:8/4 dinner – 8/10 breakfast(17 meals).
- 5 days of hands-on, high-level courses (8/5 -8/9).
- Direct access to program creator and leader, Hilary Boynton and staff.
- Shuttles to/from all training sessions in Malibu & Santa Monica (not airport service).
- Receive a local, regional and national resource playbook.
- Attend high impact sourcing lessons from the Santa Monica Farmers Market (rated ‘Best in US’).
- One of a kind, luxury Malibu location for cooking classes Plumcot Farm.
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