Memo: Food Procurement and Infrastructure

Memo: Food Procurement and Infrastructure Chloe Waterman Friends of the Earth, Mackenzie Feldman Data For Progress, and Julian Kraus-Polk Other contributing groups: Center for Good Food Purchasing, Food Chain Workers Alliance, HEAL Food Alliance, Farm to School Network Data for Progress Introduction In the Spring of 2021, President Biden unveiled [...]

2021-07-18T03:06:12+00:00June 24th, 2021|

Not Just Junk: Why We Need To Re-Think Food Processing

Not Just Junk: Why We Need To Re-Think Food Processing Errol Schweizer Forbes The Covid-19 pandemic shattered any illusions of a fair and resilient food system. While highly processed comfort and convenience foods trended at retail in the face of restaurant closures, supply chain disruptions and out of stocks, widespread food chain worker illnesses [...]

2021-07-17T03:56:31+00:00June 10th, 2021|

Student Research Finds Lack of Transparency, Systemic Discrimination in Food Supply System

Student Research finds Lack of Transparency, Systemic Discrimination in Food Supply System Fran Silverman Yale School of the Environment Photo credit: Photo Beto Efforts to help direct institutional food purchasing toward more equitable and sustainable food suppliers can be stymied by a lack of transparency and by discriminatory practices that [...]

2021-04-15T20:03:42+00:00March 31st, 2021|

Critical Research Reveals Systemic Issues in Buffalo Food Supply Chain

Critical Research Reveals Systemic Issues in Buffalo Food Supply Chain Good Food Buffalo in partnership with Food Chain Workers Alliance and HEAL Food Alliance Transparency for Justice: Buffalo Institutional Suppliers Extended Executive Summary A supply chain research project by students from the Social Justice in the Global Food System graduate [...]

2021-04-15T19:28:44+00:00March 29th, 2021|

Feeding the Future: Redefining the Student Dining Experience in Austin, Texas

Feeding the Future: Redefining the Student Dining Experience in Austin, Texas Lindsey Bradley Green Schools National Network What comes to mind when you think of food in school? For many of us, our perceptions reflect childhood memories or misconceptions. Today, school districts across the country are shifting their efforts to innovate the student dining [...]

2021-02-09T23:23:58+00:00January 29th, 2021|

Local Food Producers May Get Priority In Alameda County

Local Food Producers May Get Priority In Alameda County Bea Karnes Patch.com The Good Food Purchasing Policy is touted as a way to boost the local economy while increasing the quality of food. ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Alameda County prisoners may soon be able to indulge their inner foodies. Alameda County Supervisors plan [...]

2021-02-02T23:45:56+00:00January 25th, 2021|

3 Retail Food Trends To Watch In 2021

3 Retail Food Trends To Watch In 2021 Errol Schweizer Forbes Welcome to 2021. As former V.P. of Grocery at Whole Foods, I helped roll out the trend forecasting “trend” several years ago and I love how it’s been picked up and improved by more retailers and industry heavyweights. Retail buyers know their stuff, [...]

2021-02-02T00:44:22+00:00January 19th, 2021|

Escondido Union School District First Institution to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program in San Diego County

Escondido Union School District First Institution to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program in San Diego County FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara Wacker, APR (858) 945-1104 Sara@SaraWackerAPR.com Escondido, Calif. (June 25, 2020) – On June 25, 2020, the Escondido Union School District Board of Education unanimously voted to commit to the [...]

2020-06-29T22:47:07+00:00June 29th, 2020|

School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming.

School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming. Jessica Fu The Counter They overhaul their operations on the fly. They feed families now, too. And they’re reinventing lunch programs for the coming year with fewer workers, untold variables, and multimillion-dollar budget [...]

2020-07-09T20:59:36+00:00June 18th, 2020|
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