Another Push on Antibiotic and Hormone Free School Food – LA Unified

Excellent news from California, where the LA Unified School District (LAUSD), is undertaking an initiative to source chicken with no antibiotics or hormones into the school lunch program there. The details can be found in this article at Seedstock (often a good source for school food news). As LAUSD is part of the Urban School Food Alliance, there is an opportunity for the lessons learned to be shared in the broader national community.

Note that the article identifies Tyson as pledging to remove “human” antibiotics from its chicken in 2017, so progress on that front, although we are left wondering what “human” antibiotics means. Anyway, hoping this is the continuation of a shift away from over use of antibiotics and hormones in our school food sources.

March 2016 Links of the Month


National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Another Chef takes on School Lunches

Edible Schoolyard Training

January 2016 Links of the Month

Local Manitou garden Palmer Greenhouse Follow up on CC and Bon Apetit

National Philly Ag High School. CR Drew farm in Detroit. – Washington study on positive impacts of the recent changes to school lunch program.

September 2015 Links of the Month – Galileo Garden facebook page is becoming a school garden go to site, check it out! – Nice report on Chaffee County F2S program. – Article on full range of benefits of school gardens.

August 2015 Links of the Month

Good Colorado State University Extension Service source for info:

Good national farm to school source for funding sources and other farm to school info:

Nice article on community/school garden integration in Michigan


July 2015 Links of the Month El Paso County Fair – July 18-25, good chance to support youngsters in ag in our area (see the 4-H schedules).

Time to revisit some good links if you are thinking of activities for the next year. National Farm to School news and articles, good source for funding and good news stories on the farm to school front. Good local resource for school/community gardens Denver Urban Gardens, good resource for school/community gardens

May 2015 – Links of the Month, Local school initiative with really nice slide show. in case you haven’t seen it yet nice western slope garden initiative making progress on making better food available in neighborhoods.

April 2015 – Links of the Month

Local Links:

Deadline of 4/15/2015 – – Funding program for up to $1000 for support to school wellness programs. Coverage of the Rockrimmon Library Top Teen Chef contest. Manitou Springs Seed Library


Colorado Links: Evaluation support for evaluating Farm to School programs in Colorado Leveraging local foods in Pueblo Update on Community Gardens in Grand Junction


National Links: Nice Farm to School coverage in Richmond, VA Sacramento approves urban farm ordinance


March 2015 – Links of the Month

Must read from this week in the Independent:

D11 challenges in current environment:

Impact on Ranch Food Direct:

Jill Gaebler on Food Policy Council:

Great article on encouraging local food production from Minnesota: