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Slow Food USA Blog

Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

Attitudes on Food & Farming: Two New Studies

Jul. 12, 2010

by intern Shauna Nep

What does it take to bring real change to the food system? Does change start with the American public and the grassroots? Does change rest with the farmers who grow our...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, Uncategorized


Celebrity Chef and Army General Urge Congress to Fix School Lunch

Jul. 4, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Last Thursday, Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010 (H.R. 5504), the House’s version of the Child Nutrition Act.

Witnesses at the hearing included...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food


From Animal Crackers to School Lunch Trays

Jul. 2, 2010

by guest blogger Bettina Elias Siegel of The Lunch Tray

When I was asked to write about why I recently started my blog, The Lunch Tray, I came to see that it really all started with a simple...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food


At long last, House legislators are taking on school lunch

Jun. 29, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

This Thursday morning, Representative George Miller (D-CA), chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, will be holding a full committee hearing on the...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


Shrek and Scooby Doo too linked to childhood obesity

Jun. 28, 2010

by intern Khalilah Ramdene

A recent study by the Rudd Center at Yale University found that children prefer foods branded with cartoon characters, often citing those foods as better tasting then...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, Labeling, News, Current Event, Policy, Take Action


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