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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’ (okay...it’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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My Visit to Peace Valley Farm

March 5, 2012
By Celeste Berg, Williams College“I used to not care, but now every living, breathing moment centers around the relationship we’ve built with Williams,” says Bill Stinson of nearby Peace Valley Farm. Although I’ve volunteered at Peace Valley a couple of fall mornings with my cross country team, motivation struck to pay the place an educational visit, and thus I found myself winding along muddy Treadwell Hollow Road to the picturesque ...
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Food Day Celebrations Continued Throughout the Week: More Highlights!

October 31, 2011
A week ago, on October 24th, the nation celebrated Food Day and we saw over 225 campuses unite and spread the message about the importance of "real" food. This kicked off numerous events and even prompted entire Food Weeks to be celebrated on various campuses. Here are more highlights from events that lasted throughout last week.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Along with a Food Day film festival, UNC hosted ...
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We Did It! Over 225 College Events Nationwide for FOOD Day 2011!

October 19, 2011
Yesterday, over 225 campuses in 46 states and 4 countries united to celebrate the first ever FOOD Day and to fight for real food on their campuses! After months of dedication, passion, excitement and hard work, events across the nation highlighted the increasing need for a transformed food system in America, starting on college campuses. For its first year, this was an overwhelmingly great response and it truly reflects the ...
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