Resources

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The Lunch Box’s Resources section is the central library for all resource tools developed by The Lunch Box team and those shared by other School Food experts around the country. It is a wellspring of tools including evaluations, grant finding and writing tools, feasibility studies, case studies, Farm to School resources and more so you can consider and begin to take action to transform your school district’s food program from a highly processed to a scratch-cooking environment.
Serving Up A Successful School Breakfast Program from The Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction

A Guide for School Breakfast Implementation from July 2009.

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Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
A shoppers guide to pesticides provided by the Environmental Working Group. Includes the "Dirty Dozen" which are foods that should be bought organic, and the "Clean 15" which are foods that are lowest in pesticides. A great resource for understanding more about pesticides and how to reduce their residues on produce.
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SLI Evaluation Executive Summary

The executive summary of Berkeley School District's school lunch program.

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SLI Evaluation Full Report

The full report of the Berkeley School Food Program.

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Slow Food USA

"Slow Food USA is part of a global movement, which believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food. With over 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers."

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Smart Snacks in School - Standards

A concise 2 page write-up on the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards for the 2014-15 school year.

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Sodexo Bilk Millions from Taxpayers
A March 2009 article from In These Times discussing how big food-service providers can deceive taxpayers and acquire millions. Gives information on how rebates work for these companies for better explanation.
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Sodexo Gardens Guidelines and Checklist

Basic school gardens guidelines from Sodexo / Weekly checklist for use in managing a school garden

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Soil Ecology and Restoration Group

"The Soil Ecology and Restoration Group is a research group within the biology department of San Diego State University and administrated by the San Diego State University Research Foundation. The research emphasis of SERG is on ecosystem dynamics of arid and semiarid lands. Theoretical analysis of fundamental processes and structures is complemented by applied research in dry land restoration. Primary research emphases include restoration techniques, soil chemistry, soil microbial ecology, and plant-microorganism relationships."

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