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Why School Cafeterias Should be the Frontlines of Policy Change

Why School Cafeterias Should be the Frontlines of Policy Change Jennifer E Gaddis The Guardian Healthier children, better wages, stronger local economies, sustainable food – the fight for all of them starts with school lunches. Across the country millions of children are returning to school with the promise that school [...]

2019-09-12T03:10:55+00:00September 8th, 2019|

How Are San Francisco Schools Doing on Their Commitment to Better Food?

How Are San Francisco Schools Doing on Their Commitment to Better Food? Katie Ettman SPUR Lots of restaurants, private companies and public institutions say they source food ethically, provide healthy options and honor fair labor practices. But few can point to third-party verification certifying their claims. The San Francisco Unified [...]

2019-09-12T03:22:08+00:00August 15th, 2019|

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ribka Getachew, Director of the NYC Good Food Purchasing Campaign, Community Food Advocates, rgetachew@foodadvocates.org Suzanne Adely, Regional Organizer: Mid Atlantic & New England, Food Chain Workers Alliance, suzanne@foodchainworkers.org Craig Willingham, Deputy Director, CUNY Urban Food [...]

2019-08-02T21:49:32+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu Maggie Dickinson, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Rositsa Ilieva City Limits Last month, New York City and State approved bold Green New Deal plans that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gases, making buildings and transportation more energy efficient, and creating economic and job opportunities. [...]

2019-07-23T00:16:08+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Partnership for Public Good Hails Agenda Accomplishments, Urges More Progress

Partnership for Public Good Hails Agenda Accomplishments, Urges More Progress Michael Mroziak WBFO The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items [...]

2019-07-11T21:41:32+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Success! Washington DC to Fully Fund School Breakfast

Success! Washington DC to Fully Fund School Breakfast Judy Molland Care2 Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but some parents don’t have enough money or time to fix a healthy breakfast every day for their youngsters. That’s when it becomes the responsibility of schools to provide [...]

2019-07-11T22:23:12+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Want to Sell Produce to Schools? Know These Tips

Want to Sell Produce to Schools? Know These Tips Tom Karst The Packer Students may be a captive audience at lunch time, but school foodservice officials say they want options and ideas from produce marketers to present fruits and vegetables to kids in an attractive way. Dayle Hayes, president of [...]

2019-07-11T21:50:40+00:00June 12th, 2019|

Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing

Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing Nadra Nittle Civil Eats Buying locally really can make a difference. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) found this out in 2012 after adopting a good food purchasing program (GFPP)—a policy that gives institutions a framework for buying local, sustainable, and [...]

2019-06-11T18:42:50+00:00June 11th, 2019|

Eating Organic Can Help Reduce the High Cost of Cheap Food

Eating Organic Can Help Reduce the High Cost of Cheap Food Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle San Francisco Chronicle As a farmer and researcher dedicated to a healthier and more sustainable food system, we often are asked how good food can be made cheaper and more affordable. Given the staggering [...]

2019-05-20T22:03:40+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Austin Independent School District First in Texas to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program

In February 2019, Austin Independent School District (AISD) adopted the Good Food Purchasing Program as part of its commitment to use its food purchases to promote the production and consumption of healthy, fair, and sustainable food. The Program is poised to have a big impact for students, food vendors, workers, farmers, and other stakeholders in [...]

2019-04-26T21:51:34+00:00April 26th, 2019|