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Food justice activists hold rally & deliver over 100,000 petition signatures urging Aramark to transition to a more just and sustainable food supply model

Big Food corporations such as Aramark are complicit in many of our biggest problems: climate change, economic inequality, and racial injustice.

New scholarship program for school food and nutrition professionals announced

Plant-based food is an essential pillar in the environmental movement and Friends of the Earth is delighted to reach out to the educational food community to find worthy recipients of these generous scholarships...

California Senate Education Committee Approves Nation’s First Climate-Friendly Plant-Based School Lunch Program

For too long, our tax dollars have subsidized unhealthy, highly processed factory-farmed meat in school lunch. It’s encouraging to see support for healthier, climate-friendly plant-based alternatives...

New Report Card Grades Maryland School Districts’ Commitment to Improving Nutrition and Ensuring Access to Safe Water in Schools

Friends of the Earth is excited to partner with Healthy School Food Maryland to encourage school districts to serve more healthy, plant-rich entrees. Emphasizing vegetables, fruits and plant-based proteins on school lunch menus will improve student health, as well as the health of our planet

California Assembly Approves Nation’s First Plant-Based School Lunch Program

In a first-ever push to support climate-friendly school food, the California Assembly today approved legislation to provide new state funding to reimburse K-12 public schools for the costs of expanding their plant-based food and beverage offerings.

Friends of the Earth and Tisch Food Center convene “Greening School Food” experts in northeast regional forum in Albany

Following New York City’s recent announcement to implement Meatless Mondays and slash red meat purchases by 50 percent in its school system, the event is designed to share best practices from across the northeast region for improving school menus for better health outcomes and reduced climate impacts. 

Friends of the Earth Applauds New York City for Pledging to Cut Meat Purchases in its Green New Deal

New York City is strengthening its climate leadership by acknowledging the importance of slashing consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions associated with factory farmed meat. Eliminating processed meat and cutting red meat purchases will pay dividends for the health of future generations and the planet.

First-Ever Legislation Incentivizing Plant-Based School Lunch Options Moves Forward in California

The California Assembly Education Committee has approved legislation incentivizing K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly lunch options.

Landmark California Legislation Encourages Climate-Friendly, Plant-Based School Lunch Options

With millions of pounds of animal foods served each year, this bill will help California’s public schools reduce their carbon footprint while serving kids healthier food.

Coalition announces landmark statewide legislation encouraging healthy, climate-friendly, plant-based school lunch options

This first-of-its-kind legislation will increase access to healthy and climate-friendly food for California’s six million kids who receive free and reduced price lunch. It will also help California meet its ambitious climate goals.