How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria

How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria Jennifer Gladdis Teen Vogue This op-ed argues that our system of “cheap” industrial food and low-wage labor is incredibly costly in the long term. What am I going to eat for lunch at school? What are my friends going to [...]

2019-11-19T04:16:42+00:00November 13th, 2019|

Celebrating a Brand New State-of-the-Art School Kitchen

Celebrating a Brand New State-of-the-Art School Kitchen Vincent Matthews SF Examiner The other day I enjoyed a truly delicious lunch with food from many different cultures. There were multiple entrees to choose from: Oven-fried rice with egg rolls, crunchy tacos, caprese salads, and fresh turkey sandwiches. Sides included organic tomato [...]

2019-10-30T20:59:25+00:00October 21st, 2019|

Harvest Festival Teaches Kids About the Local Food Economy

Harvest Festival Teaches Kids About the Local Food Economy Katherine Chloé Cahoon Spectrum News Free food and hands-on activities sound like a lot of fun... and they are. But the Harvest Festival at Hamlin Park Academy also teaches kids about the local food economy and supporting minority farmers. "You don't [...]

2019-10-30T21:07:22+00:00October 19th, 2019|

Why School Cafeterias Should be the Frontlines of Policy Change

Why School Cafeterias Should be the Frontlines of Policy Change Jennifer E Gaddis The Guardian Healthier children, better wages, stronger local economies, sustainable food – the fight for all of them starts with school lunches. Across the country millions of children are returning to school with the promise that school [...]

2019-09-12T03:10:55+00:00September 8th, 2019|

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ribka Getachew, Director of the NYC Good Food Purchasing Campaign, Community Food Advocates, rgetachew@foodadvocates.org Suzanne Adely, Regional Organizer: Mid Atlantic & New England, Food Chain Workers Alliance, suzanne@foodchainworkers.org Craig Willingham, Deputy Director, CUNY Urban Food [...]

2019-08-02T21:49:32+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu Maggie Dickinson, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Rositsa Ilieva City Limits Last month, New York City and State approved bold Green New Deal plans that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gases, making buildings and transportation more energy efficient, and creating economic and job opportunities. [...]

2019-07-23T00:16:08+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing

Boston Brings Sustainability, Equity to Its Food Purchasing Nadra Nittle Civil Eats Buying locally really can make a difference. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) found this out in 2012 after adopting a good food purchasing program (GFPP)—a policy that gives institutions a framework for buying local, sustainable, and [...]

2019-06-11T18:42:50+00:00June 11th, 2019|

Eating Organic Can Help Reduce the High Cost of Cheap Food

Eating Organic Can Help Reduce the High Cost of Cheap Food Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle San Francisco Chronicle As a farmer and researcher dedicated to a healthier and more sustainable food system, we often are asked how good food can be made cheaper and more affordable. Given the staggering [...]

2019-05-20T22:03:40+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Austin Independent School District First in Texas to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Program

In February 2019, Austin Independent School District (AISD) adopted the Good Food Purchasing Program as part of its commitment to use its food purchases to promote the production and consumption of healthy, fair, and sustainable food. The Program is poised to have a big impact for students, food vendors, workers, farmers, and other stakeholders in [...]

2019-04-26T21:51:34+00:00April 26th, 2019|

Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance

Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Food justice advocates heaped praise on Boston Monday after the city's legislative body unanimously passed an ordinance that boosts the local economy and environment as well as workers, animal welfare, and healthful eating. "With this passage, Boston has [...]

2019-03-21T22:08:57+00:00March 20th, 2019|
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