Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch Kristine Wong Civil Eats Emphasizing higher-quality meat and plant-based proteins has helped the California school district reduce its school lunches' carbon footprint, serve healthier food, and save money. Cash-strapped school districts that want to feed students healthy meals often find themselves [...]

2017-06-28T17:53:29+00:00March 9th, 2017|

Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan

Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan Rachel Trachten Edible East Bay Purchasing program bolsters nutrition, sustainability, and local sourcing Can public schools influence our nation’s food policy? They can, and San Francisco schools recently signed on to direct their substantial purchasing power toward healthy, local food. As this magazine was going to press, [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00November 16th, 2016|

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland Tara Duggan San Francisco Chronicle  Getting a 5-year-old to try a bowl of very green tabbouleh salad isn’t always easy. But kindergartner Jera Flenaugh was game to taste the chopped parsley, tomato and bulgur dish during lunch at Glenview Elementary in Oakland last week. “It tastes [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00November 14th, 2016|

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are Luke Tsai East Bay Express How do you provide lunch for an entire city of hungry schoolchildren on a budget of just $1.25 a meal — and do so while also making sure the food is highly nutritious and sustainably sourced, and that it puts [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00October 24th, 2016|

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students Kate Williams Berkleyside On Oct. 26, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will officially commit to a set of sustainability- and health-focused food purchasing standards for its district-wide meal program. These standards, outlined by the Center for Good Food Purchasing (CGFP), a Berkeley-based organization working to create [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:59+00:00October 20th, 2016|