Amie HamlinExecutive DirectorCoalition for Healthy School Food

Amie Hamlin has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food since its founding in 2004. Previously she was the director of a non-profit environmental organization and director of a tobacco-control program to ban smoking in public places. The Coalition for Healthy School Food was founded after Amie wrote a NYS legislative resolution for healthy plant-based entrees and nutrition education in schools which passed unanimously in 2004. The Coalition has developed recipes which have been distributed to 25,000 schools nationwide, a middle school Family and Consumer Sciences Cooking Curriculum, a PreK – 2nd grade curriculum called Food UnEarthed: Uncovering the Truth About Food, and nutrition education resources including Wellness Wakeup Call and Feel Good Food Cards. The Coalition is responsible for the first four vegetarian public (non-charter) schools in the United States (all in New York City) and a vegan option on the menu every day in all NYC schools.The Coalition for Healthy School Food strategizes with schools to help them get started on a path to healthy change using Coalition for Healthy School Food recipes, curriculum, resources, teacher and food service professional development, as well as their expertise. Amie has a Master’s Degree in Education and is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through E-Cornell. She is mom to a teenage daughter. In her spare time, Amie operates Growing Peace Farm, a small veganic farm outside of Ithaca, NY.