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Slow Food USA Blog

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

What’s for lunch: Cheetos with cheese?

Jun. 19, 2010

Recently, Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel visited with some high school students in California, one of whom shared with him the gory tale of hot Cheetos with melted cheese on top. In a bag....

read more... Tags: Food Justice, Policy, School Food


Child Nutrition Legislation introduced in the House

Jun. 10, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Outside the Capitol Building earlier today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010. Representatives...

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


First Lady launches Chefs Move to Schools program

Jun. 9, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Last Friday, nearly 500 chefs from 37 states, all dressed in their whites, convened on the White House lawn for the launch of the “Chefs Move to Schools” program. The...

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


Where do farm payments go? Now we may never know.

Jun. 3, 2010

by intern Shauna Nep

You may already be aware that currently, over 70% of USDA’s farm payments go to the wealthiest and largest 10% of the producers of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice....

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Policy


Where do your legislators stand on school lunch?

Jun. 2, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Recently, the Slow Food USA network sent over 40,000 letters to Congress asking Senators not to delay action on the Child Nutrition Act. The goal was for legislators...

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


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