Slow Food USA Blog

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

Congressman Michael Arcuri eats lunch with New York students

May. 26, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

On Friday, May 7th, Congressional Representative Michael Arcuri stood in the lunch line and thanked the school lunch ladies for his meal along with the 5th grade...

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Grown & Cooked in Detroit

May. 19, 2010

Greetings from Detroit, where I’m attending the 5th Annual Farm to Cafeteria conference.

On Monday, as a lead-up to the conference, I acted as one of the judges for the Healthy Schools...

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Julie Shaffer, Sustainable Food Service Education Coordinator

May. 14, 2010

by Jenna Schweitzer
This article first appeared on Generation Response, one of Emory University’s campus publications.

In her office, Julie Shaffer has a life-size cardboard cut-out of a farmer,...

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FoodCorps: Americorps manpower for school gardens and school food

May. 5, 2010

Imagine AmeriCorps service members building and tending school gardens and developing Farm to School programs for public schools around the country.

That’s the vision for FoodCorps, a new...

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Slow Food Northern New Jersey is Growing Minds

May. 3, 2010

by intern Lila Wilmerding

Among other organizations, Maple Avenue School in Newark, New Jersey has partnered with Slow Food Northern New Jersey to integrate growing vegetables, healthy eating,...

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