Current regulations requiring plant-based protein foods to be “visually recognizable” create barriers for school food operators.
Demand for plant-based foods is growing rapidly among our youth, whether for environmental, health, religious or cultural reasons.
This case study highlights San Luis Coastal Unified School District’s Thai Basil Lentil Burger, which has become one of the school’s most popular plant-forward entrees
The USDA Foods program, while providing well-intentioned financial support for school districts, contributes to menus that rely heavily on carbon-intensive, ultra-processed foods like hamburgers, deli meat sandwiches, and chicken nuggets sourced from the largest industrial meat and dairy corporations.
The need to make school food healthier, climate-friendly and accessible to all families is more urgent than ever.
This report outlines six key strategies and shares seven brief case studies from diverse school districts that show how school districts with various food service models can successfully source organic food.
As schools across the nation grapple with how to feed kids healthier, more sustainable food on tight budgets, an inspiring story from Northern California provides a roadmap for change.
Within this broader vision of climate-friendly foodservice, this report focuses primarily on strategies for increasing offerings of healthy, cost-effective plant forward foods.
As schools across the nation grapple with how to feed kids healthier, more sustainable food on tight budgets, an inspiring story from Oakland Unified School District provides a roadmap for change. Friends of the Earth’s new case study shows how the district was able to significantly reduce its carbon and water footprint by replacing a share of its meat, poultry and cheese purchases with plant-based proteins