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.
The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously today to increase healthy, plant-forward meal options for students. The legislation also formally adopts the Good Food Purchasing Program across D.C. public schools.
A new, first-of-its-kind report spotlights a growing movement of pioneering school districts using their massive purchasing power to provide plant-forward, climate-friendly food that is healthier for students and the planet.
On Monday, Oct. 1, Friends of the Earth and local partners, including Los Angeles Food Policy Council and the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, will host a forum on school food.
Governor Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 1138, legislation to require that state-licensed healthcare facilities and state prisons provide plant-based food options to patients and currently incarcerated individuals.