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Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program (Revised Memo)
This revision includes updates based on the revised nutrition standards for school meals and includes questions and answers.
"We are a nonprofit organization founded and based in East Palo Alto, CA. We seek to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. Collective Roots achieves its mission through the innovative integration and implementation of two key program areas: garden-based learning and food system change."
"USDA has estimated annual production costs and returns and published accounts for major field crop and livestock enterprises since 1975... The annual estimates are based on producer surveys conducted about every 4-8 years for each commodity and updated each year with estimates of annual price, acreage, and production changes."
"CAFF advocates for family farmers and sustainable agriculture. Today’s Community Alliance with Family Farmers is the result of efforts by both farmers and urban activists working together for over 30 years. We strive to build a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice."
"The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American coalition of diverse people and organizations working from the local to international levels to build community food security. We have a diverse membership with almost 300 organizations from social and economic justice, anti-hunger, environmental, community development, sustainable agriculture, community gardening and other fields. We are dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food to all people at all times. We seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability. "
"CSA is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Supporters cover a farm's yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season's harvest... Members help pay for seeds, fertilizer, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season.
This mutually supportive relationship between local farmers, growers and community members helps create an economically stable farm operation in which members are assured the highest quality produce, often at below retail prices. In return, farmers and growers are guaranteed a reliable market for a diverse selection of crops."