Regular readers of this blog know I’ve written a number of posts on school food in Berkeley.
Now comes news about that town’s near neighbor, Oakland, which has been rolling out an innovative program to ensure that students and their families have access to healthy food.
The Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets, a partnership between the Nutrition Services Department of Oakland Unified School District and the nonprofit East Bay Asian Youth Center, offers fresh, local fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey, grains, beans, and other whole foods sold at affordable prices in weekly markets at 12 elementary schools.
Another 13 schools are scheduled to begin the program next school year. Oakland Fresh may well provide a model for other school districts across the country.
Read the whole story in the current issue of Edible East Bay.
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