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College & University

Gary Valen

Former dean of Hendrix College, where a program was implemented to purchase from local farmers.
Humane Society
700 Professional Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

John Hendrickson
1450 Linden Drive, Room 146
Madison, WI 53706

High Schools

Farmers' Market Trust

Duane Perry
1201 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-568-0830 Ext. 11

Project E.C.H.O.

Students learn business skills in the Project E.C.H.O. classroom and then apply those skills by converting the school cafeteria into a fast service restaurant)
P.O. Box 2410
Santa Monica, CA 90407
800-656-6845 ext. 8962

School Gardening

National Gardening Association

180 Flynn Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

GREEN Project at Miles Elementary

Susan Silverman
Tucson, AZ

"Growing with Plants" Curriculum

Steven Garrett
WSU Cooperative Extension
3049 South 36th, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98409

Federal Child Nutrition Programs



Lynn Parker
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, #540
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-986-2200 x3012

California Food Policy Advocates

Ed Bolen or Matt Sharp
116 New Montgomery St., #530
San Francisco, CA 94105

USDA Food and Nutrition Services

Lee Powell, "Farm to school" initiative
Joyce Willis, Dir.
3101 Park Center Drive, Rm. 813B
Alexandria, VA 22302-1594

Cooking with Kids

Lyn Walters

3508 Camino Jalisco
Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Cookshop Program

Community Food Resource Ctr.
90 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
212-344-0195. ext. 345

Food Studies Institute

Antonia Demas, PhD
60 Cayuga Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Share Our Strength

1511 K Street NW
Suite 940
Washington, D.C. 20005

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General Resources

Children's Pesticide Exposure via Food Products. US Government Fact Sheet
The Little Green Schoolhouse

Thinking Big About Ecological Sustainability, Children's Environmental Health and K-12 Education in the USA.

Public Citizen's Safe Lunch Program

no irradiated foods in school lunches

Commercial Alert -

Works to prevent the commercial culture from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy.

Environmental Working Group (EWG)
Practical information about how students, teachers and grounds staff can carry out a school organic food growing project.
CSPI Kid Stuff -- CHOW Club!

This is great website. It gives suggestions for better school foods & nutrition information geared toward children. They also run a Kids and Commercialism Campaign.

Organic Trade Association Industry Listings
Healthy School Lunch Action Guide

EarthSave - 800-362-3648

Healthy Kids Resource Center

313 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544,

Mothers and Others CORE Values,
Francine Stephens, 212-242-0010 ext. 310
Red Tomato, 781-830-9412,
Center for Ecoliteracy/ Berkeley Unified School District Project

Janet Brown, 415-488-9464

Center for Science in the Public Interest

(CSPI) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages.

California Safe School

A nonprofit environmental coalition of over fifty organizations located in Southern California committed to the health and safety of children, teachers, staff and community members who reside near school sites. CSS is nationally and internationally recognized for creating the most stringent pesticide policy for schools. This Integrated Pest Management Policy (IPM) was the first in the USA to embrace the "precautionary principle," and Parents Right to Know. In addition, CSS sponsored AB 405 signed by Governor Schwarzengger which protects 6 million school children, teachers and school employees from experimental pesticides whose health effects are unknown.

Programs Connecting Education on Food, Nutrition, and the Natural Environment: Curricula, Resources & Books

Pamela Koch, LIFE Program,
Box 137, 525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027 - 212-678-3950

Farm to School Food Education Program Bibliography & Resource List

Elizabeth Wheeler
Hartford Food System
509 Weathersfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114

What are We Feeding Our Kids?

Center for Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW Ste. 300
Washington, D.C. 20009-5728

Occidental College CFS Project

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041



Childhood Obesity (PDF)

Public health-crisis, common sense cure. Americans are turning to organic food, and for good reason. A Consumer Reports study.

Institutional Markets

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

This organization has done an enormous amount of work regarding institutional markets for sustainable agricultural products. It s a great site to find out what other people have gone through to get their products into institutions. In particular, this page on institutional food purchasing.