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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|

How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria

How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria Jennifer Gladdis Teen Vogue This op-ed argues that our system of “cheap” industrial food and low-wage labor is incredibly costly in the long term. What am I going to eat for lunch at school? What are my friends going to [...]

2020-01-10T20:11:40+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Celebrating a Brand New State-of-the-Art School Kitchen

Celebrating a Brand New State-of-the-Art School Kitchen Vincent Matthews SF Examiner The other day I enjoyed a truly delicious lunch with food from many different cultures. There were multiple entrees to choose from: Oven-fried rice with egg rolls, crunchy tacos, caprese salads, and fresh turkey sandwiches. Sides included organic tomato [...]

2019-10-30T20:59:25+00:00October 21st, 2019|

Harvest Festival Teaches Kids About the Local Food Economy

Harvest Festival Teaches Kids About the Local Food Economy Katherine Chloé Cahoon Spectrum News Free food and hands-on activities sound like a lot of fun... and they are. But the Harvest Festival at Hamlin Park Academy also teaches kids about the local food economy and supporting minority farmers. "You don't [...]

2019-10-30T21:07:22+00:00October 19th, 2019|

Harvest Festival Encourages Support for Local Food Economy, Black & Minority Farmers

Harvest Festival Encourages Support for Local Food Economy, Black & Minority Farmers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rebekah Williams rebekah@mass-ave.org Free event for families on October 19 at P.S.74 Hamlin Park BUFFALO, NY - October 10, 2019—The Good Food Buffalo Coalition and Strong Community Schools will host a Harvest Festival on [...]

2019-10-11T17:53:10+00:00October 10th, 2019|

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 [...]

2020-01-10T20:11:37+00:00August 15th, 2019|
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