Los Angeles

School Garden Plugmob Alert

Irrepressible school garden advocate Mud Baron has announced the first plugmob of 2012. Representatives of school gardens can benefit from Mud’s work at the San Pedro Science Center and his network of donors and take […] Read More >>>

Tell the LAUSD You Want Better Food For Los Angeles Students

Dr. John Deasy is about to take the helm of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Slow Food Los Angeles is joining with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, USC’s Childhood Obesity Research Center, Food for […] Read More >>>

Helping Students Speak Out… About School Lunch

Taking the opportunity presented by the broadcast of Season 2 of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and the arrival of a new superintendent, John Deasy, Slow Food Los Angeles has joined with several Los Angeles organizations […] Read More >>>

Los Angeles Times op-ed: “Our Schools’ Sweet Tooth”

Today’s Los Angeles Times features an op-ed by Emily Ventura on the need to pay closer attention to the sugar content in school food: Soft drinks were banned in Los Angeles schools in 2004. But […] Read More >>>

Valentine’s Day at the LAUSD

Emily Ventura shares an update on Slow Food Los Angeles’s social action efforts on the school lunch issue: Last Monday’s rally to support a reduction in sugar in the LAUSD food was a success! Thanks […] Read More >>>

“Froot Loops or Fruit?”: Why President Obama’s Response Matters to Slow Food

As part of a recent YouTube interview, President Obama responded to questions posed by individuals about a range of issues. Of more than 140,000 questions submitted, a simple one posed by Slow Food USA president […] Read More >>>

LAUSD Sugar Fact Sheets

Two fact sheets detailing the high sugar content of LAUSD meals–and what you can do to call for change–have been prepared by Emily Ventura in collaboration with colleagues at the Childhood Obesity Center at USC’s […] Read More >>>

Tell the LAUSD to “Take Back the Sugar” on Valentine’s Day

Emily Ventura, the chairperson of Slow Food Los Angeles’s social action committee, is working with LAUSD parents and community advocates to call for improved food in our public schools. We share a late-breaking update from […] Read More >>>

Garden School Foundation’s Harvest Moon Fundraiser (and Workdays)

The Garden School Foundation invites Slow Food members and friends to Harvest Moon 2010, its autumn fundraiser to support the Foundation’s projects. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation, and those attending will enjoy hors d’oeuvres […] Read More >>>

Nourish: Food + Community

With public interest in food issues at an all-time high, Nourish: Food + Community invites families to consider the vital question: “What’s the story of my food?” Nourish is a multi-year media and education initiative […] Read More >>>

Next Garden School Foundation Workday Scheduled

The next Garden School Foundation workday has been announced and will be held on Saturday, March 27, at the 24th Street School (2055 West 24th Street, in Los Angeles). If you’re interested in contributing to […] Read More >>>

News from the LA Sprouts Program

The L.A. Sprouts after-school program at the Milagro Allegro Community Garden is in full swing. Reports thus far are that the 4th- and 5th-grade students from the Loreto Elementary School are quite the team of […] Read More >>>