A Who's Who of Breaking Ground

February 9, 2013
This post is from Hannah Wolfe, Communications Intern for Real Food Challenge. Over President's Day weekend, students from nearly 90 colleges and universities will converge in Baltimore, MD for Breaking Ground 2013, Real Food Challenge's second national summit.Students are traveling from as far as Arizona, Washington, and even Alaska (seriously!) to join us, so we thought we'd give everyone a preview of the stellar real food work these students are ...
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Food Day 2012 Campus Highlights

December 6, 2012
This post is from Hannah Wolfe, National Food Day Coordinator for Real Food Challenge. October 24, 2012 marked the second annual Food Day, but looking at the numbers you'd never guess this national day of action is only two years old! At the moment, we know of 290 campuses that participated, hosting close to 900 events, and engaging approximately 99,814 students, faculty, dining staff, and other campus community members. (And ...
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"Labeling it Ourselves": With Real Food Calculator, students take Prop 37 into their own hands

November 9, 2012
This blog post is from Hannah Wolfe and Katie Blanchard. Hannah is the National Food Day Coordinator, and Katie is the Midwest Regional Coordinator for Real Food Challenge.As the defeat of Prop 37 is mourned in California and throughout the food movement, students are actually enacting it, continuing the hard work for food chain transparency that they started well before the Prop 37 battle entered the mainstream.For 4 years, from ...
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4 Lessons from the largest student movement you’ve never heard of

October 30, 2012
This blog post is from David Schwartz, Campaign Director at Real Food Challenge.Over 40,000 students took action together last week and the mainstream media hardly covered it. Surprised?You shouldn’t be. It wasn’t an Obama rally. And it wasn’t a revolt in the Middle East. While media pundits were fixated on which candidate scored more cheap political points, an unprecedented number of college students came together with Real Food Challenge and ...
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The West Coast Reflects: Training 2012!

October 13, 2012
This blog post comes from Chloé Rice, a 2012 Regional Field Organizer for the West Coast.This year’s Summer Leadership Training was held at the lushly forested UC Santa Cruz campus back on Sept. 6-9. We’ve been busy putting plans made that weekend into action all over the region, but it’s never too late to reflect!We spent 4 action-packed days at the Gatehouse on the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food ...
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Reporting Back from the Northeast Regional Training!

August 28, 2012
This blog post comes from Leila Quinn, a 2012 Regional Field Organizer for the Northeast.Thursday morning, August 16th was sunny and warm. Excitement ran high as we waited for our participants to arrive from all around the region. Students from Mount Holyoke, Wellesley, SUNY Fredonia, Clark, Dartmouth, University of Maine Orono, Bunker Hill, Tufts, Skidmore, Westfield State, Bennington, Roger Williams, and Oberlin came to learn about Real Food. After quick ...
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A Week of Real Food -- RFC's First Summer Training

July 23, 2012
The first week of classes may still be a ways off. Most students are still in the thick of summer jobs an internships and vacations. But here at Real Food Challenge, we're already getting cooking. This past week marked our third annual national training for a new class of Regional Field Organizing Fellows. It was a week long retreat, readying these young food movement superstars for a year of learning, ...
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In the Pacific Northwest, it’s school to farm, not farm to school!

June 1, 2012
Working for product victories in Seattle and NW Washington has been an awful lot of talking about logistical (price, distribution, packaging…) considerations with distributors and university purchasing reps. A couple months ago we ditched the conference table and brought the ‘suits’ (’s the Northwest...flannels) out to meet the producers! Destination: Whatcom County, WA. Stops: BellyTimberBars and TwinBrookCreamery –– two local producers with retail-ready products and a whetted appetite for institutional ...
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