Los Angeles

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 >>>

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 >>>

The Real Cost of Subsidies

The graphic above was originally published in 2007 during the Farm Bill debate, but Raj Patel is reminding us again of the hidden costs associated with food that is fast, cheap, and easy. In his […] Read More >>>

Time For Lunch Eat-ins: Hollywood

Thanks to Elisa Hunziker for capturing scenes at the Hollywood eat-in, displayed in the slide show below: Terry and Wally August, proprietors of Fancifull Gift Baskets and Fine Foods, have been enthusiastic supporters of Slow […] Read More >>>

Time for Lunch Eat-ins: Elysian Park

Labor Day was a beautiful day in Elysian Park, and it was captured by Gregory Han and Jennie Cook, whose photos are included in the slideshow below with their kind permission. Thanks to Emily Ho […] Read More >>>

THANK YOU! to those extraordinary volunteers who helped plan and host the Slow Food Los Angeles eat-ins, to those who supported an event with contributions big and small, and to everyone who participated in one […] Read More >>>

Labor Day Eat-in Details

We’re delighted with the growing media attention that Slow Food’s Time For Lunch campaign is receiving and want to remind our members and friends–new, old, and prospective!–that there are six¬†Eat-ins scheduled in and around Los […] Read More >>>

What is an Eat-in?

We’ve received many inquiries from those of you interested in supporting improvements in school lunches but unsure what an eat-in is, or what it means in the context of the Time For Lunch campaign. What […] Read More >>>