Slow Food USA Blog

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

15 Innovations Making School Lunches Healthier and More Sustainable

Aug. 22, 2012

Back to school time! The biggest change most students will see will be on cafeteria trays. Check out these 15 innovative ways schools are making lunches healthier.

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An Apple for the Teacher

Aug. 10, 2012

Back to school time. Planning on picking up an apple for your teacher’s desk? Ever wonder where this tradition came from? Have you thought about what apple to bring? Read on...

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Humboldt Park’s Rooftop Revival

Apr. 18, 2012

A high school science project becomes a community mission for local food; leads to a cafeteria rooftop greenhouse and the community’s first produce market.

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School Garden: the perfect marriage of ideas

Nov. 14, 2011

An inspiring example of what Slow Food members are doing all over the country, and a great way to protect yourself from the winter blues.

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Budget cuts could be a recipe for change or disaster

Oct. 24, 2011

Congress is planning dramatic cuts to the American budget and anything and everything is on the chopping block. The agricultural sector is likely to take a big hit but will the special Congressional “super committee” make positive change or keep pandering to Big Ag?

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