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Arrest Does Not Stop Food and Freedom Ride

Anim Steel, September 23, 2011
When we took the Freedom Rides as inspiration, we didn’t actually expect to have a run-in with Mississippi police. Our journey, the Food and Freedom Ride, was about honoring the anniversary of a heroic journey while also drawing attention to one of the biggest issues facing our generation: the dearth of real food in our communities and the resulting health, environmental, and economic crises.On Friday, August 5th, two days before ...
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Food Day Blog Series: The Ins and Outs of Planning a Food Week at UCSD

September 23, 2011
Jessica Baltmanas is a guest blogger from University of California, San Diego and also a Campus Coordinator for Food Day! Below is the second post in a three part blog series leading up to October 24 in which she will walk us through her journey in the real food movement. Take a look at her first post here.Hi everyone! I hope planning your campus events has been progressing well and ...
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Food Day Blog Series: Looking Deeper into the Importance of Food Day

September 21, 2011
Taylor Owen is a guest blogger from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota and he is also a Campus Coordinator for Food Day. Below is the first post in a blog series leading up to October 24 in which he will be reflecting on his work and the importance of the food movement.When I first heard about Food Day, my interest was instantly intrigued. As I imagine most people involved in ...
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On Persuasion and Vegan Dining Halls in Texas

September 9, 2011
By Janani Bala, Regional Field Organizer, CALast month, the University of North Texas (get ready for it) opened the first all-vegan dining hall in the country. At the same time, the university opened another dining hall that features Southern comfort food. According to University of North Texas Dining services manager Ken Botts, in an interview with Inside Higher Ed, the intention of either dining hall was not to make particular ...
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Student Leaders Gear Up as the USDA Bails Out Chicken Industry: a reminder of why we work

August 31, 2011
Throughout August and September, the Real Food Challenge is hosting regional summer trainings for student leaders all across the country. Student leaders will be participating in intensive, four-day trainings as they prepare for a jam-packed year ahead of them. Come September, they’ll embark on a year filled with campaigning and strategizing on their campuses. The leaders are working towards the Real Food Challenge’s long term goal of shifting $1 billion ...
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Forging Forward With Food Day

August 15, 2011
Guest Blog Post by:Raychel Santo, Grassroots Leader and Co-founder of Real Food HopkinsAs many other Real Food Challenge chapters across the country, my school's group, Real Food Hopkins, was newly formed last year. Consolidating the efforts of some student gardeners already on campus, as well as the food advocacy interests of many freshman including myself, Real Food Hopkins emerged as a recognized student group by the beginning of November.However, with ...
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Reportback from Knox College: Making Plans for Two-fold Change

March 16, 2011
Helen Schnoes, a senior at Knox College, sent us this reportback last Sunday. Please enjoy!Since the Real Food Road Trip visit to Knox College, we have continued to progress with initiatives and collaborations to improve food at Knox. Pre-existing projects towards implementing campus composting and addressing community food injustice continue to march forward. We have been busy planning and preparing for our spring planting in the campus community garden – ...
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