Cincinnati School Board Passes Good Food Purchasing Program Resolution

On January 28th 2019, the Cincinnati School Board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution adopting the Good Food Purchasing Program in Cincinnati public schools. In 2017, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) spent more than $7.7 million on food. By adopting this resolution, the school district takes an important step toward making sure those millions support not only [...]

2019-02-04T23:47:45+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Cincinnati leads the way with Good Food Purchasing Policy

Cincinnati leads the way with Good Food Purchasing Policy Hannah Halbert Policy Matters Ohio In 2017, Cincinnati Public Schools spent more than $7.7 million on food for their kids. That’s $7.7 million of leverage over a food supply chain that runs from farm to factory to cafeteria. Last night, the [...]

2019-02-06T16:36:06+00:00January 29th, 2019|

With Lessons from Los Angeles, D.C. Takes a Good Food Policy Coast to Coast

With Lessons from Los Angeles, D.C. Takes a Good Food Policy Coast to Coast Sarah Reinhardt Union of Concerned Scientists Just a week after the Council of the District of Columbia advanced a bill that would transition the city to all renewable energy sources by 2032, it scored a big win on [...]

2019-01-10T18:38:12+00:00December 4th, 2018|

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|

#PurchasingPower: How Institutional Food Purchases Can Change The World

#PurchasingPower: How Institutional Food Purchases Can Change The World Anna Lappé Rootstock Last week, a friend traveling in Bali saw my words in a storefront window display and texted me a snapshot to prove it: “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you [...]

2019-02-04T22:14:01+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program Elevates Student Nutrition

Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program Elevates Student Nutrition Sam Magavern The Buffalo News Each day, the Buffalo Public Schools serves roughly 25,000 breakfasts, 28,000 lunches, and 5,000 snacks. That is a lot of food! Thus, the choices that BPS makes in purchasing its food have a large impact, not [...]

2019-02-04T22:18:41+00:00November 25th, 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|
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