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.