Healthful. Regional. Sustainable.

School Food FOCUS is a national collaborative that leverages the knowledge and procurement power of large school districts to make school meals nationwide more healthful, regionally sourced, and sustainably produced.

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a growing number of sponsors, individuals, and private funders, FOCUS aims to transform food systems to support students’ academic achievement and lifelong health, while directly benefiting farmers, regional economies, and the environment.

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Highlights from the Midwest Culinary Boot Camp

In December 2014, Minneapolis Public Schools hosted districts from the Upper Midwest Regional Learning Lab (UMRLL) for a culinary boot camp. Over the course of two days, participants cooked together and shared ideas for incorporating fresh commodity foods as well as food items developed by the UMRLL into school meals. With additional support from the Lifetime Foundation and Chef Ann Foundation, smaller districts in the region were also invited to attend.

 

The Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use Standard

**CRAU Official Announcement **

The National Procurement Initiative and The Pew Charitable Trusts developed the Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use Standard to minimize the use of antibiotics in poultry production and offer schools a viable way to put poultry raised with responsible antibiotic use on the menu. More

 

 

 

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