Press Release: Good Food Purchasing Program Receives 2018 Future Policy Award Honorable Mention

Future Policy Award 2018 crowns best policies on agroecology and sustainable food systems The “100% organic state” Sikkim in India wins Gold. Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Ecuador honoured with Silver Awards Hamburg/Rome, 12 October 2018 – The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology are awarded the Future Policy Award (FPA) 2018. The “100% organic [...]

2018-10-17T22:11:22+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Press Release: Good Food Purchasing Program (LA, 2012) Shortlisted for Future Policy Award!

Champions in supporting agroecological approaches: Shortlist of Future Policy Award 2018 out now Best policies promoting agroecological approaches shortlisted for international award include candidates from Brazil, Denmark, Ecuador, India, the Philippines, Senegal, the United States of America, as well as TEEBAgrifood. Recognising that a transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems is crucial to achieve [...]

2018-10-17T22:14:28+00:00October 4th, 2018|

Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food

Idea We Should Steal: Buying Better Food Jill Harkins The Philadelphia Citizen The LA-based Center for Good Food Purchasing helps districts and governments lead the way in buying healthy food. Can we get Philly schools on board? The School District of Philadelphia recently eliminated all iceberg lettuce from its lunchroom [...]

2018-05-25T22:12:46+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it’s making a comeback

Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it's making a comeback Howard Blume L.A. Times For more than a year, one of the foods Los Angeles students like best has been all but absent from school menus. Last month, high school students, with two entree choices at lunch, were offered an oven-baked drumstick [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00April 13th, 2017|

Good Food Rising

Good Food Rising Jonathan Baldoza Food First What kind of world do we want to live in?  This was the question that resonated throughout the evening of Monday, October 24th in “Good Food Rising: Celebrating Cities, Schools, and Communities Supporting the Good Food Movement,” organized and hosted by Real Food Media in partnership with [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00November 10th, 2016|

L.A. Unified to ban the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics

L.A. Unified to ban the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times Aiming to bolster student health, Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts announced plans Tuesday to ban the purchase of chickens that have been raised with antibiotics. The action by the Urban School Food Alliance [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00August 31st, 2016|

How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It

How One Groundbreaking Set of Rules is Changing the Food in L.A. Schools and the System Behind It Leilani Clark Civil Eats Daniel Blackwood has witnessed a couple of big changes since he started working as a delivery driver for Gold Star Foods, the food distributor for the Los Angeles Unified School District [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00August 31st, 2016|

Tracking the Ripple Effects of LA’s Good Food Purchasing Program

Tracking the Ripple Effects of LA’s Good Food Purchasing Program Alexis Stephens Policy Link In 2012, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) — the largest school district in the nation — shifted its food purchasing processes to promote equitable food systems, healthy eating, and the local economy. This shift was made possible [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00January 7th, 2016|

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers? Michelle Chen The Nation. What your community eats is based on what feeds into your social system. In Los Angeles, on one end of the food chain, in goes massive regional agricultural production, the labor of more than a million workers, and a transnational [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00November 4th, 2014|
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