School Lunch 2.0: Oakland Headed for an Overhaul

by Sarah Henry on August 29, 2012 · 4 comments

in edible east bay magazine,food security,kids & food,school food

Today is the first day of school for students in the Oakland, California public schools.

And come November, voters in that town have the chance to pass a bond that could go a long way to improving the quality of cafeteria food in this large, urban school district, where the vast majority of children qualify for free or reduced lunch.

If the ambitious plan is funded, then this city may well serve as a model for other school districts around the country trying to fix school food.

For details, find my story in the latest issue of Edible East Bay.

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Jennifer Margulis August 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

We too are trying to get healthier food into the schools. It’s such an uphill battle though. So discouraging. Such a basic thing to feed the children FOOD not EDIBLE FOOD-LIKE SUBSTANCES. I could rant about this for a long time…
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Sarah Henry August 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

You’re not alone, Jennifer, you’re not alone.

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Jane Boursaw August 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

Any time I read about better school lunch programs is exciting. Hope Oakland does the right thing. It would go far beyond just getting the kids better food.
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MyKidsEatSquid September 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Do you get the SNA Briefs at all (School Nutrition Association)? It’s interesting to see how schools are trying to make improvements.

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