LAKE PLACID - North Country School and the Green Goddess Natural Market are teaming up to bring best-selling author Tracie McMillan to town and talk about the current state of food in the United States.
McMillan, author of "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table," will give a presentation and book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 20 at Green Goddess, 2051 Saranac Ave.
McMillan is a winner of the James Beard Award for Food Politics, Policy and the Environment. During her presentation, she will examine the obstacles that are standing in our way of eating better and some steps we could take toward a more healthy diet.
This "Dialogue About the Way We Eat" is open and free to the public. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. Books will be available for purchase.
In "The American Way of Eating," McMillan mixes immersive reporting, undercover investigative techniques and a first-person narrative. McMillan's book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good - a stance that inspired The New York Times to call her "a voice the food world needs."
In 2013, "The American Way of Eating" was awarded the prestigious Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, won the Books for a Better Life Award, was named a finalist for a Goodreads Reader's Choice Award, won an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Matters Award, won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and won a James Beard Journalism Award.
North Country School, located on a 200-acre campus outside Lake Placid, is organizing the event. Founded in 1938, North Country School is a co-educational boarding and day school where students in grades 4 to 9 learn and grow from engaging academics, the arts, a working farm and alpine wilderness.