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Slow Food USA Blog

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

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...

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


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,...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, Food Justice, School Food, Take Action


Students on the rise: “lets get CoFed”

Apr. 30, 2010

by Yonatan Landau

Think of the last time you saw something that pissed you off enough to do something amazing about it.  Maybe it was a long grocery line or a bumper sticker for the Tea Party,...

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


Will the school food revolution reach Congress?

Apr. 28, 2010

Jamie Oliver, Michelle Obama, a group of former military generals, and 550,000 others agree that America’s schools need help serving healthier school lunches. Yet the Child Nutrition Bill on...

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Ohio students receive response from Congress about school lunch reform

Apr. 26, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Since September 2009, Slow Food members and supporters have sent over 111,000 letters, emails, and petition signatures to Congress in support of healthier school food....

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