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The Center for Good Food Purchasing 2017-05-18T19:48:17+00:00

The Good Food Purchasing Program transforms the way public institutions purchase food by creating a transparent and equitable food system built on five core values: local economies, health, valued workforce, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability. The Center for Good Food Purchasing provides a comprehensive set of tools, technical support, and verification system to assist institutions in meeting their Program goals and commitments.

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Chicago Public School Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jose Oliva, 773.612.2559  Rodger Cooley, 773.354.2091, cfpacinfo@gmail.com   CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO ADOPT GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY The fourth school district in the country to adopt such a policy, [...]

Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it’s making a comeback

Chicken nearly disappeared from L.A. school lunches. Now, it's making a comeback Howard Blume L.A. Times For more than a year, one of the foods Los Angeles students like best has been all but [...]

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch

Less Meat, Better Food, Happier Kids: Oakland Unified Reinvents its School Lunch Kristine Wong Civil Eats Emphasizing higher-quality meat and plant-based proteins has helped the California school district reduce its school lunches' carbon [...]

School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus

School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus Addie Broyles My Statesman One rainy day last fall, Anneliese Tanner scrolled through photos of sweet potatoes on her phone. The managers at some [...]

School Food Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food

School Food Across the U.S. May Be Turning Towards Healthy Organic Food Anna Lappé Alternet When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce [...]

This is Our Moment: Time to Amplify the Energy of the Good Food Movement

This is Our Moment: Time to Amplify the Energy of the Good Food Movement Ricardo Salvador Union of Concerned Scientists The nomination of our nation’s new Secretary of Agriculture is imminent—likely to occur over [...]

Food Justice is About Workers

Food Justice is About Workers Amy Frykholm interviews Jose Oliva The Christian Century Jose Oliva is the codirector of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, which aims to improve wages and working conditions for “all [...]

Designing A Renewable Food System

Designing A Renewable Food System Paula Daniels Stanford Social Innovation Review Thousands of organizations seeking food system change have pointed out the negative environmental and societal consequences of our current system, which many [...]

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