In schools, research has found that healthy fresh food improves school performance and helps reduce childhood obesity and diabetes. Many schools may teach students about the importance of eating well and then serve them food from the industrialized food system that undermines their health and the health of the community.
Also see Campus Food.
To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more
Bearing Fruit An overview of the Farm To School movement Among a multitude of grassroots responses to the problems of our modern industrialized food system is the Farm to School (FTS) movement — a national effort to reorganize the school … more
Obtaining more of our food from local sources is a great way to strengthen the local economy and obtain fresh, healthful food at the same time. If we’re going to increase local food production, of course, it’s essential to make … more
April 13, 2012, Moyer Hall (Muhlenberg College) More information 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Mendham Gallery 9:30 – 10:40 a.m. RESEARCH SESSION I PANEL ONE: Framing Discourses of Popular Media: Gender and Sexuality [Moderator: Kate Richmond, Muhlenberg College] Melissa Pieller, … more
Declaration of Youth Food Bill of Rights July 30, 2011 We demand respect for mother earth, for the Food Justice and Food Sovereignty culture, and for the indigenous cultures that are working to establish their own autonomous food systems. All … more
Schools can do more to make sure that the food they serve is nutritious and promotes good health. (Research has found that healthy, fresh food improves school performance — while some over-processed food contributes to childhood obesity and diabetes.) In … more
Are you concerned about the food students are eating? This free conference was held on April 10, 2005, at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts in Bethlehem to take an in-depth look at such matters as … more
On a sunny, Sunday afternoon in early spring, about 60 people attended a conference on the future of school food. Some coming early, some late to learn about different eating habits and food possibilities for students, they attended one or … more
With institutional service, what is not eaten is an important part of sustainable practices that contribute to public health. Commercial kitchens create a large amount of waste in preparation, leftovers, and food left on plates; this waste pollutes groundwater, generates … more