Shame on me — I haven’t awarded a Titanium Spork Award for a long time. You probably have been wondering why I haven’t mentioned the awards in awhile. Well, Dana Woldow from peachsf.org, who won one of the more recent awards, suggested that I work on putting some kind of logo together. What a great idea! So I emailed the designer who developed my header logo and I have been waiting for her to design some spectacular, but I think she’s too busy. If you know of someone who would be available and has graphic design experience, please let me know.
Titanium Spork Awards are given to people working diligently to change school food in big and small ways. I developed the award because I didn’t see anything like that out there and I wanted people committed to reform to receive something tangible for their efforts. However, I didn’t know enough about the school food reform movement to decide on my own who deserved this honor. That’s where you guys came in. All of the recipients were nominated and voted on by Fed Up With Lunch readers. Previous Titanium Spork Award winners included:
April 2010 – Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution
May 2010 – Lisa Suriano, Veggiecation
June 2010 – Laura De Santis, Marblehead Community Charter Public School
September 2010 – Dr. Susan Rubin, Better School Food
October/November 2010 – Ed Bruske, The Slow Cook
December 2010 – Dana Woldow, PEACHSF.org
January/February 2011 – Ann Cooper, Renegade Lunch Lady
It all started when I joked about titanium sporks in a blog post about sporks and all of a sudden I got an email from ThinkGeek (the company that sells them). It just goes to show you, you never know who is reading! They sent me some sporks and I wanted to give them away. When I said that I wanted to continue the award, they sent me more sporks. By the way, I’m a big fan of titanium sporks — they are so light and fun.
Please nominate a candidate for this summer’s Titanium Spork Award by making a comment below this post with the nominee’s name.