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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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Posted in Healthy School Food Coalition, Politics & Elections

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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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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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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Kale is Cool

“Stir-fried kale. They ate it. All of it. Gone,” Aziza Malik, Healthy City Kids Coordinator, says in proud amazement of teens eating the kale they harvested that day. At Burlington, Vermont’s Intervale Center, the Healthy City kids program is growing

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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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What do you want CA agriculture to look like in 20 years? CDFA is listening.

Yesterday I attended the listening session in Oxnard for the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Ag Vision process. These sessions are an opportunity for the public to provide comments directly to the State Board of Food and Agriculture and

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Farm To School Portal on the menu for National School Lunch Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2007 Contact: Debra Eschmeyer Tel: 419.753.3412; Cell: 202.557.6942l deschmeyer[at] New tool provides innovative approaches to tackle childhood obesity and loss of family farms LOS ANGELES — As a means to support community-based food systems, strengthen family

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Posted in Farm to School, Press Release

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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New Report on 10 Years of California Farm to School

The Center for Food & Justice at Occidental College is pleased to announce the release of a new report on ten years of Farm to School in California. A Growing Movement: A Decade of Farm to School in California. By

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