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Jamie Oliver Tours Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters

January 10, 2014 bay area bites

Catching up with the Food Revolution campaigner, Jamie Oliver, over a bowl of black-eyed peas at the Edible Schoolyard.

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School Lunch 2.0: Oakland Headed for an Overhaul

August 29, 2012 edible east bay magazine

On the ballot this November: an ambitious plan to overhaul Oakland Unified School District’s inadequate and antiquated school food system, which serves 6.5 million meals a year to 38,000 students, 70 percent of whom are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

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Weight of the Nation: Battle of the Bulge Comes to Cable

May 15, 2012 civil eats

HBO tackles the vast and complex problem in a new four-part series, The Weight of the Nation: Confronting America’s Obesity Epidemic.

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Berkeley Votes to Fund At-risk Edible School Programs

April 17, 2012 berkeley bites

The Berkeley Unified School District School Board recently voted to authorize funding up to $350,000 for three elementary schools that were in danger of losing their gardening and cooking programs for the next school year. The move came as welcome news for all those involved in the programs and anyone who champions teaching children to eat, grow, and cook their greens.

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Berkeley Seeks Life Support for School Edible Programs

March 31, 2012 berkeley bites

In the face of funding cuts, a community with an international reputation for edible schoolyards looks for ways to make gardening and cooking programs sustainable in Berkeley schools.

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Berkeley School Gardening, Cooking Programs Face Cuts

March 26, 2012 berkeley bites

Berkeley has an international reputation for its edible schoolyards, where public school children of all economic means learn what it takes to grow a radish and sauté some chard. Potential funding cuts to the program would represent a significant setback in the city’s pioneering efforts to date.

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New Guide Aims to Improve School Food Beyond Berkeley

November 17, 2011 bay citizen

At a hands-on workshop at the recent Community Food Security Coalition Conference school food folk test recipes from the new guide, Cooking with California Food.

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Michelle Obama and Alice Waters: Let’s Do Breakfast

June 13, 2011 berkeley bites

Alice Waters feeds First Lady Michelle Obama at the fancy pants Claremont Hotel. What happened to plans to for a downhome breakfast in Oakland?

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Seven Steps to Starting Your Own School Food Revolution

April 12, 2011 great schools site

Want to start a school food revolution? Read on to find out how from parents who have overhauled their kids’ school cafeterias.

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Surgeon General Swings by Edible Schoolyard

March 17, 2011 berkeley bites

The nation’s top doc, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin, tours the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, touts healthy schools as a key component of her vision for a healthy and fit America.

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Oakland’s Farm Fresh Approach to School Food

March 3, 2011 edible east bay magazine

Oakland Fresh School Produce Markets brings fresh, local, seasonal food to students and their families at affordable prices, right after the school bell rings. The model program, currently in 12 elementary schools, is slated to start in 13 more next school year.

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Berkeley’s School Lunch Program Flawed, Say Insiders

February 14, 2011 berkeley bites

The successes — and shortcomings — of the Berkeley’s revamped school food program received equal billing at the premiere of short films called the Lunch Love Community Documentary Project.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

January 2, 2011 bay area bites

Five of the biggest food news stories in 2010: school food, street food, food politics, food safety, and DIY eats.

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Best Blog Posts From the 2010 Lettuce Eat Kale Archives

December 29, 2010 bay area bites

Highlights from the 2010 food files of Lettuce Eat Kale.

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Alice Waters’ 40 Year Campaign for Good Food

October 22, 2010 bay citizen

The mother of the modern food movement talks about her lifelong edible adventure, feeding children well, and teaching people to cook.

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New School Food Study: Victory for Alice Waters

September 24, 2010 food research

Take that Caitlin Flanagan. Finally, some academic research to support what people like Edible Schoolyard founder Alice Waters, who have watched kids pick spinach, cook kale, and chew on chard, have known all along: Children who grow their own food (and prepare it and eat it too) make healthier food choices. Read all about the […]

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School Food: Japanese Style

July 13, 2010 kids & food

Look what’s for lunch at school in Japan. It’s enough to whet anyone’s appetite.

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Ten Teens Rocking the Food Revolution Scene

July 7, 2010 food films

Ten teens rocking the Food Revolution scene, making a difference on the food front in schools and communities around the country.

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Inside Berkeley’s School Kitchen: Part Two

May 14, 2010 food organizations

A follow-up on Ed Bruske of The Slow Cook blog’s series about the Berkeley Unified School District’s central kitchen and school lunch program, considered a model around the country.

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Inside Berkeley’s School Kitchen

May 10, 2010 civil eats

An ex-Washington Post reporter, who now blogs about school food, recently spent a week embedded in the central kitchen of the Berkeley Unified School District, in my hometown.
Ed Bruske’s mission: To find out how one school community manages to cook food from scratch for its students.

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Five Reasons for Optimism on the School Food Front

May 6, 2010 food organizations

School food news: Introducing FoodCorps, Food Revolution Legacy, Changes in Chicago School Food, Cool School Food Advocates in Cyberspace and Children Champion Change.

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Jamie Oliver: School Food Revolution or Reality TV Rubbish?

March 29, 2010 food politics

It’s time to talk about the Limey lad’s Appalachian invasion. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

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Fed Up with School Lunch: The Feds Join The Fray

February 9, 2010 civil eats

Many kids in the U.S. eat half their daily calories at school. And what a sad, super-size me state of affairs that is in most parts of the country. Highly processed and packaged food laden with sugar, fat, and salt fill in for whole grains, fruit & veg, and protein — you know, the kind […]

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