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Badger Herald

Vidushi Saxena

19 April 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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University of Wisconsin students and faculty are attempting to change the way food is treated on campus to minimize waste. The dining halls compost leftovers, and food is also donated to Campus Kitchens, which serves ...

Civil Eats

Melissa Terry

27 March 2017

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Leftover food from publicly-funded school meals is not simply an issue of wasted tax dollars and environmental concern, it is a detrimental misallocation of much needed food for many students who still go hungry in sc...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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The Wildwood School District has implemented programs during and after school hours to help provide nutritious meals to students living with hunger and poverty, while also teaching the children invaluable skills such ...

Columbia Daily Spectator

Rahil Kamath

14 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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To address the food insecurity problem among its low-income students, Columbia University launched Swipes, a meal sharing app in which students with a surplus of “meal swipes” could donate them to students in need. Bu...

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Nancy Schatz Alton

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Food insecure children in Seattle amount to the hundreds of thousands in number. Local nonprofit, Food Lifeline’s Kids Café, has become an accessible option for poor children to receive free nutritious meals and snack...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

6 December 2015

Islandia, New York, United States

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Whitsons Culinary Group’s food-making center, in a bucolic town of 3,000, produces about 80,000 meals a day. It addresses the question of how to feed students in a school district where many buildings have no kitchens.

Bloomberg CityLab

Jennifer Hattam

12 February 2015

Helsinki, Finland

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Bureaucratic impediments previously blocked Timo Santala from opening a mobile bicycle bar, but he used this barrier to establish 'Restaurant Day' which has now spread worldwide. On these days people sign-up to open a...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

16 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Unified School District is piloting a collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system and help combat childhood obesity by better designing the space and the experience o...

The New York Times

Mona El-Naggar

26 July 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Instead of following the traditional corporate model of financial philanthropy, Toyota gave its engineers to the Food Bank for New York City: trained in "kaizen" (Japanese for “continuous improvement). The engineers a...

NPR

Kevin Charles Redmon

2 April 2013

New York, New York, United States

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With child obesity on the rise, public school students have lacked the motivation and access to eat healthy food. Different programs around the country aim to improve student diet in public schools, including Real Eat...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

23 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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Asian cities are over-crowded and many residences are kitchenless, causing families with children to consume unhealthy food from the street vendors. Mercy Corps, a non-profit organization that advocates nutrition, has...

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