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Why the School Cafeteria Staff Can be so Important

Check out Bob Gottlieb’s blog post about how Riverside California School District Food Service Director Rodney Taylor sees the crucial role that cafeteria staff can play for implementing farm to school programs. It’s posted on the “Who’s Cooking School Lunch” blog at

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Kids like healthy food; so let’s give it to them

The Riverside Press Enterprise published an op ed today written by Bob and Rodney Taylor, the Food and Nutrition Director at Riverside Unified School District. They talk about the transformation of school food that is happening in many ways around

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Sharing Stories in Tucson

On Sunday, March 6, the Community Food Bank in Tucson hosted an event entitled “Cultivating Food Justice in Tucson” where more than 200 people shared their stories. This included stories about growing food on abandoned lots; building community in communities

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The Google Way

One of the pleasures of doing presentations about the Food Justice book has to do with the venues where we’ve been able to present – and the range of food programs and initiatives we’ve encountered. That includes a recent presentation

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Farm to Faith

In meetings I had with folks last week at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit School, and also with ALBA (Agricultural and Land-Based Training Association) staff, a group we profile in Food Justice, I learned of yet another creative initiative that

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School food programs can transform how kids eat

The Sacramento Bee published a column by Gottlieb today that highlights how school food programs, like Farm to School, are providing healthy meals to children and boosting local economies. The column, “School food programs can transform how kids eat”, gives

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Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act signed by Obama

Today, President Obama signed into law the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, significantly changing the way that we invest in our kids and their health. The Act represents the first time in 30 years that schools have been allotted more funds

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L.A. Times article featuring Food Justice book

Check out the L.A. Times post in the Greenspace blog featuring authors Gottlieb and Joshi and highlighting the “Food Justice” Book! “‘Food Justice’: A playbook for the future of food” Lori Kozlowski, Nov. 15, 2010 The Los Angeles riots in

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Rethinking School Food

A few days back, Bob and I had the privilege of attending an event at the Community Book Center in New Orleans, along with Lucy, Jada, Danny and Victoria – from “ Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools,” a group of highly motivated

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Farm to School is Taking Root and Scaling Up!

Taking Root, the 5th Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference is kicking off on Monday in Detroit,  Michigan. Besides amazing workshops and presenters and networking opportunities: 1) USDA Deputy Kathleen Merrigan (2010 TIME 100) is keynoting on Wednesday. 2) LunchLine premiers

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