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Healthy Kids: Teach Our Next Generation About Organic Foods

This month, PBS KIDSยฎ and Whole Foods Marketยฎ announced a campaign and set of online resources dedicated to helping families learn to explore organic foods: Fantastic Organic. The Fantastic Organic web site hosts healthy recipes, videos, and information resources. Want to learn how to read an organic food labelย or find a local farmers market? Looking …

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Will Michigan House Bill Stunt Farm-to-School Efforts?

Michigan House Bill 4306 addresses school contracts for food service, custodial and transportation services. The bill aims to mandate schools to participate in competitive bidding for the provision of these services. This means all schools that have successful food service operations without corporate control will be forced into privatization. What are the basic arguments for …

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School Lunches 2: The Promise of Feeding Kids Well and Saving the World.

In my last post, I suggested that school lunches are a reflection of our society’s crazy relationship to food. And there is no doubt that evidence for what Michael Pollan has called our “national eating disorder” can be found in many school cafeterias. I stopped by my daughter’s school yesterday at lunch time to see …

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