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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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 [...]

The Good Food Movement- A Force That Can’t Be Stopped

The Good Food Movement- A Force That Can't Be Stopped Ricardo Salvador Union of Concerned Scientists I recently teamed up with my good friend Mark Bittman—all-around food expert extraordinaire—to cook a delicious stew of [...]

Good Food Rising

Good Food Rising Anna Lappé Earth Island Journal When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? [...]

Oakland Unified School District Adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program

Oakland Unified School District Adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program Center for Good Food Purchasing Staff On November 30, the Oakland Unified School District School Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution committing [...]

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students

Already a Leader, OUSD Ups Ante on Feeding Students Kate Williams Berkleyside On Oct. 26, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will officially commit to a set of sustainability- and health-focused food purchasing standards for [...]

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