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Vote on Oats video for Farm to School to win $10K

Quaker Oats/ “Awaken Your Senses” Challenge With a click of the thumbs-up button under the Cherries video, you can help Jen win $10,000 to benefit the National Farm to School Network. Twelve food bloggers shared their favorite food memory via

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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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Design the Future of Farmers’ Markets!

For Immediate Release Contact: Vanessa Zajfen; / 323-341-5092 Design the Future of Farmers’ Markets! LOS ANGELES, CA: The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College is pleased to announce our partnership with GOOD for a design competition for

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UPS Delivers Community Food Security

One of our project partners, the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) has created a thriving national movement that has forged new alliances between diverse constituencies, including farmers, environmentalists, food bankers, anti-hunger advocates, community activists, and public health professionals. They have

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Broadcast for Farm to School

Win $1,000 to tell it like it is. What is real food? Tell us your story. Sing it, write it, mime it, or shout it…in 30 seconds to 3 minutes. We want to know what you think Real Food Is…

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Kresge Grant to Fund Healthy Preschool Food Project

Re-posted from Occidental’s  Office of Communications: Building on previous success with schoolchildren nationwide, a $395,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation will make it possible for the Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) to extend healthy food and wellness

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two cities – food justice in los angeles

Two Cities This post is the second in a series on food & Los Angeles. The first was Land of Sunshine, focusing on urban agriculture. The last will be City without Borders, about the future of food in an L.A.

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Posted in Grocery Accountability Project

CFJ’s Farm to School Program on YouTube

The Center for Food and Justice just completed a three year project working with the Riverside Unified School District on a Harvest of the Month program using locally grown foods. This project, funded by the Network for a Healthy California,

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the terMENUtor

So the governor, amid his vetoing of state legislation (including a badly needed fee on shipping containers that I hope to have the chance to write about) allowed a chain restaurant nutritional labeling bill by state reps. Padilla and Mignon

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Food Environment

UEPI has long argued that food environments–food that is readily accessible and affordable where people live, work and play–have an impact on what people eat. Thursday’s article on the Time/CNN website, “It’s Not Just Genetics,” supports the growing recognition that

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