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Fri Sep 11 2009 (Updated 09/12/09)Bay Area “Eat-Ins” Send Message to Congress
Fri Sep 11 2009 (Updated 09/12/09)Activists Say It is High Time to Give Children Real Food in Schools
This fall, Congress will decide whether to update the Child Nutrition Act, the law that determines what 30 million children eat at school every day. Activists interested in petitioning Congress to increase funding for the Act, in order to give schools the resources to serve healthy and natural food, celebrated the Labor Day holiday by gathering with neighbors at Eat-ins throughout the Bay Area.
An Eat-In is a group of people gathering in public in order to share a home-cooked meal. Through the national Time for Lunch campaign, Eat-Ins were organized to help people network over "real" food, food that is grown locally when possible, and is fresh and wholesome. At present the vast majority of public schools only manage to meet mandated nutritional requirements by serving foods that are artificially supplemented.
In San Mateo, residents of an ecovillage invited neighbors to visit their cooperative housing along the bay and share a meal. In Los Gatos and Sonoma activists for healthy food ate in the shade in parks, while in Sunnyvale the Raging Grannies entertained a lunch gathering on a farm located on grounds owned by the Santa Clara Unified School District, adjacent to Petersen Middle School. San Francisco's Brooks Park with its giant fruit and vegetable sculptures made a perfect backdrop for healthy food enthusiasts who want to see more fresh produce on school lunch plates.
Photos: Sunnyvale: 1 | 2 | 3 | San Mateo | San Francisco | Los Gatos | Sonoma
Jerry Brown calls for fast-tracking of river agreements to build Delta Tunnels Sunday Sep 25th 5:00 PM
Rally and Protest at Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center Saturday Sep 24th 10:25 PM
Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution Saturday Sep 24th 12:07 PM
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ACLU Stands with Standing Rock Friday Sep 23rd 11:39 PM
Interrupting Surveillance in the Bay Area and Beyond Friday Sep 23rd 10:47 AM
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San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 20th 4:54 AM
College seeks input form Native American community Friday Sep 16th 4:58 PM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Sea Life From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change Thursday Sep 8th 4:49 PM
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WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
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Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 9th 9:56 PM
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Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 2nd 7:55 AMMore Global News...
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How messed up is California’s charter school sector? You won’t believe how much. Friday Sep 9th 9:20 AM
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Birthday Celebration ~ Sacramento, CA Saturday Aug 13th 12:11 PM
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Men with "gender identity" problems are not safe for women & girls (1 comment) Wednesday May 18th 12:59 AM
Animal Activist Marcy Winograd wins freedom of speech appeal Monday May 9th 6:59 PMOpen Newswire...
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