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 [...]

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 [...]

Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan

Oakland Schools Embrace Good Food Plan Rachel Trachten Edible East Bay Purchasing program bolsters nutrition, sustainability, and local sourcing Can public schools influence our nation’s food policy? They can, and San Francisco schools [...]

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland

Fresh Approach with Farm-to-School Meals in Oakland Tara Duggan San Francisco Chronicle Getting a 5-year-old to try a bowl of very green tabbouleh salad isn’t always easy. But kindergartner Jera Flenaugh was game to [...]

Good Food Rising: An Evening To Celebrate GFPP Successes

Good Food Rising Center for Good Food Purchasing Staff Good Food Rising, a cocktail reception and panel discussion co-hosted by Real Food Media, the Center for Good Food Purchasing and Food Chain Workers [...]

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are

OUSD Aims to Put Its Money Where Its Values Are Luke Tsai East Bay Express How do you provide lunch for an entire city of hungry schoolchildren on a budget of just $1.25 a [...]