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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Agribusiness vs. University Dining Services

May. 21, 2009

by Slow Food USA Intern Melissa Rosenberg

In 2007, Virginia Tech Dining Services (VTDS) was ranked #1 for Best Campus Foods by the Princeton Review, getting high marks for student satisfaction....

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Sam Kass Serving School Lunch to Congress Today

May. 5, 2009

by Gordon Jenkins

White House chef Sam Kass and a team of Chicago high school students are serving Congressional leaders a delicious, healthy meal on Capitol Hill today in order to brief...

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


Food Service Provider Boycotts Florida Tomatoes

Apr. 30, 2009

As reported yesterday in the Washington Post, a BIG victory for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their Dine With Dignity Campaign:

Bon Appétit Management Company, a socially responsible...

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Wisconsin Fourth-Graders Boycott School Lunch

Apr. 29, 2009

by Gordon Jenkins

Patricia Mulvey reports on the blog F is for French Fry that last Friday, a group of fourth-graders at Nuestro Mundo Elementary School in Madison, WI had planned to protest the...

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Getting Vocal about School Lunch

Apr. 28, 2009

The School Lunch conversation is heating up on the Hill and off. The New York Times ran an editorial on Monday saying “The schools should not be trading their students’ health to buy office...

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