Keep Food Legal executive director Baylen Linnekin will appear this morning on Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning show, with host Kerri Miller, to discuss a Colorado proposal that would ban added trans fats in all food served in schools in the state.
Colorado - the nation's trimmest state - is considering enacting the nation's strictest trans-fat ban in school food. Other states have banned trans-fat from cafeteria food, but Colorado's law would eliminate it from vending machines, bake sales and all before- and after-school activities.
Is this good public health policy, or is the government going too far?
Kerri's guests are Anne Cooper, the director of nutrition services for the Boulder Valley School District and author of "Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children," Baylen Linnekin, founder of Keep Food Legal, and Liz Williams, president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
(And yes, that's the same Liz Williams who serves as a Keep Food Legal board member.)
For more information on the Colorado proposal, so sweeping in scope it would effectively mean the end of school bake sales, go here. To read Linnekin's skeptical Reason magazine account of chef Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, go here.
To listen live to the MPR discussion--set to launch at about 11 a.m. EDT and to last for about 45 minutes--go here.
Update 2/8: MPR has posted the audio from yesterday's segment here.