Press Release: D.C. Public Schools To Become First on East Coast to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Howe lea@dcgreens.org 202.468.0176 D.C. Public Schools To Become First on East Coast to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program Bill Aims to Improve School Meal Nutrition and Quality, Boost Local Economy   WASHINGTON (December 4, 2018)—The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously today to ensure long-term commitment to implementing [...]

2018-12-06T22:24:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|

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|

What if School Lunch Programs Promoted Public Health, Good Jobs, and the Environment?

What if School Lunch Programs Promoted Public Health, Good Jobs, and the Environment? Anna Lappé and Jose Oliva The Nation From LA to Cook County, local governments are using their purchasing power to transform the food system. Eleven billion dollars. That’s the total tally of the national school-food program in [...]

2018-05-25T22:13:09+00:00May 25th, 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|

Good Food Purchasing Comes to Buffalo

Good Food Purchasing Comes to Buffalo Newell Nussbaumer Buffalo Rising Photo: Partnership for the Public Good Public schools have never been know much for their wholesome foods served at lunch. There was a time when schools were not held accountable for students’ diets. Food was simply considered sustenance [...]

2018-09-26T18:19:16+00:00April 24th, 2018|

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System Leah Galitzdorfer CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute The nomination of our nation’s new Secretary of Agriculture is imminent—likely to occur over the three days prior to Friday’s inauguration, according to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. As my colleague Nora Gilbert and I recently [...]

2018-05-30T22:25:01+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias

Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias Emeline Posner In These Times As the movement for a local and ethical food system continues to gain traction, school food is slowly but surely becoming a focus in the fight for change. School districts serve lunch to 30.4 million [...]

2018-05-31T04:15:28+00:00August 5th, 2017|

Five Models for Local School Food Procurement

Five Models for Local School Food Procurement Maggie Tauranac EcoCentric: GRACE Communications Foundation Getting local food into a public school system's meal program seems pretty much like a no brainer. The practice would boost local economies and support smaller-scale farms. It would likewise reduce the environmental impacts related to wide-range [...]

2018-05-31T04:34:06+00:00July 18th, 2017|

School Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food

School Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food Anna Lappé Alternet When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? My guess is the former. But thanks to advocates around the country, someday it [...]

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