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Change Your School Food

Out of more than a decade of work with school food systems, the Center for Ecoliteracy has developed a planning framework, "Rethinking School Lunch," which identifies ten aspects of school operations that relate to food change—ten pathways that allow you to begin the change process from a place that fits your resources, interests, and opportunities.

Our downloadable RSL Guide presents the case for rethinking school food along with ideas and recommendations for using this planning framework. The Center also offers a variety of other resources, including books, curriculum guides, essays, and downloadable tools, as well as seminars, consultations and presentations based on the Rethinking School Lunch framework.

Essay
California Food for California Kids Awards

The Center recognizes innovative leaders and school districts in the movement to incorporate fresh, seasonal food in school meals.

Event

Nov 14, 2013: CEL convened California school food service innovators for a day of cooking, learning, and inspiration.

Download

21 new recipes for reimbursable school meals from fresh ingredients, scaled and tested for quantities of 50 and 100.

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Type Title Description
Blog Oakland Takes on Inequity through School Food

The Center for Ecoliteracy receives grants totaling $200,000 to work with Oakland schools.

Essay Entertaining, Movable, and Alive: The School Menu in Clovis, California

Winning lunches with an ethnic twist are inspired by CEL's Cooking with California Food in K–12 Schools.

Blog Just Say No to Drugs ... at Lunch

Nice package. But what's really inside that milk carton?

Essay A New Era for Nutrition Education

It is time for a new philosophy of nutrition education that informs our children about their personal health and the future of our planet.

Essay A Delicious Revolution

Learning to make right choices about food is the most important key to environmental awareness.

Essay Penny-wise and Pounds Foolish

The success of school meals should be measured by the health of children and the planet, not by bodies served at lowest cost.

Essay A Slice of Life

Experiential learning is an effective strategy for the worldwide crisis of nutrition-related health problems.

Essay Sodas in Schools: A Sticky Situation

School beverage policies should address obesity, tooth decay, and low-nutrient drinks' contributions to chronic illness.

Blog Thou Shalt Not Spork!

How New Orleans students said "no" to quirky cutlery, and "yes" to school lunch reform.

Blog Should Anti-Obesity Campaigns Learn from McDonald's?

Marketing of fast food to kids is relentless, joyous – and almost irresistible. How shall we counter it?

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