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Escondido Union School District First Institution to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program in San Diego County

Escondido Union School District First Institution to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program in San Diego County FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Wacker, APR (858) 945-1104 Sara@SaraWackerAPR.com Escondido, Calif. (June 25, 2020) – On June 25, 2020, the Escondido Union School District Board of Education unanimously voted to commit to the [...]

2020-06-29T22:47:07+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Fund Connects Minority Farmers to Charities Serving the Hungry

Fund Connects Minority Farmers to Charities Serving the Hungry Carter Jones Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Farmers who operate small and mid-size farms that produce fruits and vegetables are sitting on crops that are ready to harvest, but have nowhere to sell them as farmers markets, schools, corporate cafeterias [...]

2020-07-17T16:27:53+00:00June 24th, 2020|

School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming.

School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming. Jessica Fu The Counter They overhaul their operations on the fly. They feed families now, too. And they’re reinventing lunch programs for the coming year with fewer workers, untold variables, and multimillion-dollar budget [...]

2020-07-09T20:59:36+00:00June 18th, 2020|

With Schools Closed, Some Districts are Feeding More People than Food Banks

With Schools Closed, Some Districts are Feeding More People than Food Banks Nadra Little Civil Eats School districts around the nation are handing out meals to students and adults alike. When the novel coronavirus pandemic led school districts across the country to close in March, questions grew about whether the [...]

2020-06-24T20:16:51+00:00April 7th, 2020|

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice Katie Howell Food Tank Food justice organizations are finding ways to use locally produced food to address equity in access, affordability, and health. DC Greens’ Produce Plus Program partners with farmers’ markets to distribute over US$800,000 annually to Washington, D.C. residents to [...]

2020-07-09T20:45:05+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

How Can We Improve Food Access In Chicago And Beyond? Food Policy Summit Brings Experts Together

How Can We Improve Food Access In Chicago And Beyond? Food Policy Summit Brings Experts Together Maxwell Evans Book Club Chicago Activists Malik Yakini of Detroit and Navina Khanna of Oakland will headline the 15th annual summit Friday at South Shore Cultural Center. SOUTH SHORE — Food justice organizers can [...]

2020-03-03T02:11:32+00:00February 19th, 2020|

Local, Grass-fed Beef Coming to AISD Cafeterias

Local, Grass-fed Beef Coming to AISD Cafeterias Russell Falcon KXAN AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District announced on Thursday that local, grass-fed beef is coming to its cafeterias. The district says that with increased participation in cafeteria lunches, it will be able to feature the beef in more [...]

2020-03-03T02:16:17+00:00February 13th, 2020|

AISD is Now Serving Grass-Fed Ground Beef. Here’s Why.

AISD is now serving grass-fed ground beef. Here’s why. Addie Broyles Austin360 When more students eat school lunch, the quality of the lunch improves, at least in districts like Austin Independent School District, which had another turn in the national press this week. School lunch advocate Jennifer Gaddis wrote an [...]

2020-02-11T22:35:46+00:00February 11th, 2020|

What Happens When Nation’s Largest School System Goes Meatless One Day a Week?

What Happens When Nation's Largest School System Goes Meatless One Day a Week? JoAnna Klein The Hill More than one million New York school kids are now going meatless on Mondays. What good will it do? The current population of the United States: 327.2 million. The number of students attending [...]

2020-03-12T00:30:55+00:00November 22nd, 2019|
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