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LAUSD’s new menu and new campaign for student health

Thanks to initiatives within LAUSD Food Services with support from UEPI’s Healthy School Food Coalition, California Food Policy Advocates, and the LA County Department of Public Health, the food served to students at LAUSD this school year will be dramatically

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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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Posted in California Farm to School, Farm to Preschool, Farm to School, Globalization, Grocery Accountability Project, Healthy School Food Coalition, Regional Food Hubs

A Good News Night

Our own Peter Dreier was a featured expert on the Rachel Maddow show talking about his recent report on ACORN and refuting the rightwing campaign against ACORN and our healthy school food Organizer, Elizabeth Medrano, discussed and analyzed the school

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Posted in Healthy School Food Coalition, Politics & Elections

Child Nutrition Reauthorization

2009 brings a great opportunity to improve and make child nutrition programs more accessible while bringing more awareness about the value of these programs. In California, as in the entire country, low income families have greater challenges to provide for

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A Motion to Increase Motion

The recently adopted Physical Education (PE) Motion by the LAUSD Board is a great victory and good first step to getting our youth healthy and in shape. The motion asks the Superintendent to ensure that LAUSD meets the State Dept.

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LAUSD cafeteria implementation

Beginning on September 4th, 2007, all Elementary Schools in LAUSD are offering not one, not two, but THREE menu items to their students, including a vegetarian option.    Middle Schools and High Schools offer SEVEN lunch menu options, including a

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Access to Healthy Food in Los Angeles

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact:    Andrea Azuma, Manager of Food Access Programs Center for Food & Justice, UEPI, Occidental College 323-341-5094 (office) Project CAFE to Release Detailed Assessment of Food Access in 3 L.A. Neighborhoods and Launch Campaign for More Markets

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project, Healthy School Food Coalition, Press Release

Gail Goldberg – Planning in LA

Last May, when the search for a new Planning Director for the City of LA was announced, UEPI, as part of the Alliance for a Livable Los Angeles, helped draft a letter to the new planning director with a vision

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Posted in Healthy School Food Coalition, Housing Justice, Progressive LA Network

Ties your stomach in a knot

Warning: this post (the topic, not the style) contains more than 45 grams of irony.       Starting this fall, PepsiCo will be providing nearly all of the drinks mandated under the Los Angeles Unified School District’s groundbreaking 2002

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Healthy Vending Starts Making the Rounds

Following the LA Unified School District’s ban of sodas sales in school vending machines in 2002 and their junk food ban in 2003, hundreds, if not thousands of schools nationwide have followed suit. Seen as a way to help curb

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