Press

I and/or my writing or blog have appeared in numerous media outlets.  Here’s a sampling:

Texas Monthly

 

 

The Houston Mom Taking on Big Ag,” March 12, 2014.

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Elizabeth Street named me one of the “15 Most Important Moms in the Food Industry,” along with Katie Couric, Michelle Obama, Laurie David and others.

Food activist goes to the mat again – this time over a chicken-from-China tempest,” February 20, 2014.

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The Lunch Tray’s Twitter feed selected by Food Tank as one of “118 Twitter Feeds Every Food Activist Needs to Follow

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“A Reluctant School Food Advocate,” April 29, 2013.

Siegel chosen as one of ”Houston’s 41 Most Fascinating People,” December 6, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson, March 29, 2012 (“Renegade Moms“) (clips: one, two and three.)

April 1, 2012 broadcast

 

 

 

October 30, 2011 broadcast

 

 

 

“What We’re Reading Now” Mark Bittman, September 27, 2013 (linking to a Lunch Tray post)

What We’re Reading Now“ Mark Bittman, October 10, 2013 (linking to a Lunch Tray post)

“A Fight About Beef:  Why to Avoid Pink Slime” (Letter to the Editor by Bettina Elias Siegel, May 21, 2012)

 

 

 

 

“Queens Parents Bellyache at School ‘Brunch,’” September 4, 2012.

 

 

“Pink Slime Outrage Goes Viral in Stunning Display of Social Media’s Power,” April 20, 2012

 

 

 

“How My ‘Pink Slime’ Petition Took Off,”  (by Bettina Elias Siegel) (April 6, 2012)

Social Media Turn Up Heat on Food Industry” (March 28, 2012)

 

 

 

Kellogg’s Kashi Latest Target as Web Food Fight Spreads”  (May 7, 2012)

Selected Lunch Tray posts now regularly appear on The Huffington Post.  The Lunch Tray was also featured here on the Huff Po:  ”Talking ‘Lunch Tray’ Reform,” July 21, 2011

 

 

“Can Your School Afford Healthier Cafeteria Food?” (June 14, 2011)

 

 

 

 

The Family Dinner – An Interview with Laurie David” (May 6, 2011)

 

Blog profiled in Yum-O’s “How Cool Is That?” feature, February, 2011, and the March, 2011 Yum-O Newsletter

 

The Lunch Tray’s essay,”Legislate, Educate and Inoculate to Create Food-Savvy Kids,” chosen by a panel of expert judges (including former FDA commissioner David Kessler) as a winning entry in Slate‘s childhood obesity crowd-sourcing effort, March, 2011

 

Chosen as a Blog of the Month, November, 2010

 

“In War Against Obamas, Palin Drops Cookie Bomb,” November 10, 2010

 

Named one of the “Top 25 Foodie Mom Bloggers” by Circle of Moms readers (March, 2011)

 

Named a “Food Hero” by the Allergy Kids Foundation, January, 2011.

 

 

Selected Lunch Tray posts are periodically reprinted in the Pew Charitable Trust’s Kids’ Safe & Healthful Foods Project newsletter, Chef Ann Cooper’s Lunch Box site and on Foodservice.com.

 

As a Contributing Blogger to the Houston Chronicle, I write The Spork Report, a blog devoted exclusively to Houston ISD school food news.   The following articles written by me (or mentioning TLT) have appeared in the print version of the newspaper:

Op-Ed:  ”Now’s Time to Rethink HISD Food Program” (by Bettina Elias Siegel) (December 16, 2011)

Op-Ed:  ”Providing Healthy Choices Only First Step for HISD” (by Bettina Elias Siegel) (August 28, 2010)

“Better Food for Thought:  Local districts offer less fat, more imagination in effort to make students healthier” (August 22, 2010)

Op-Ed: “Breakfast of Champions:  HISD should keep pushing to make its free breakfasts healthy” (July 3, 2010)

 

“The Current State of HISD School Food” (by Bettina Elias Siegel) (January 2011)

 

“Buzz Eats:  The New School Lunch” (August 2010)

“What’s For Dinner?” (September 2012)

“The Lunch Tray:  Why I Hate Cupcakes in the Classroom” (by Bettina Elias Siegel) (November 22, 2010)

“HISD’s menu changes provide food for thought” (by Bettina Elias Siegel) (September 1, 2010)

 





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