Schools and organizations in Austin, Texas are enhancing relationships between farmers, ranchers, and local producers, in an effort to improve child health, engage students in the local food system, and support the local economy.
“[Our] goal is to grow a resilient local food community for organic farms,” says Layne Cozzolino, Executive Director of Farmshed, the nonprofit putting a spin on Wisconsin CSAs.
Farm-to-school programs across the world are building stronger relationship between schools and farmers, ranchers, and producers, in an effort to improve children’s health, engage students in the food system, and support local economies. In honor of National Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank is highlighting 30 innovative farm-to-school programs from across the globe.
Food Tank’s first podcast features Dickie Brennan, a world-famous restaurateur, and his unique story combining traditional and modern techniques for elevating Creole food in New Orleans.
While chefs have been a driving force improving school food for a long time, now they’re also stepping in to transform hospital kitchens, bringing with them expertise in healthy menu planning and fresh food sourcing.
Patrick Holden and the role of accessibility and collaboration in overhauling the food system. He discusses how groundbreaking, new report opens conversations to change the agricultural industry
Congressman Blumenauer discusses how food policy can create a better food system that works for everyone.
A team of leading food lawyers and legal scholars in the United States (U.S.) is launching the Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP), a collaborative initiative working to identify and elevate effective local food laws as examples for advocates in communities across the country. The website features a searchable database of local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food while contributing to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity.
New research by Michigan State University and Lilongwe University, Malawi, shows that Malawi’s regional food sector is critical to rural and urban food security and is an important source of income for men and women along the food supply chain.