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Guest Blogger: UC’s Rachel Surls

Editor’s Note: The UC Food Observer is excited to feature a guest post from Rachel Surls. You may have read my Q&A with Rachel, in which we discussed a newly released …

Salad Bar Farms Starts Ventura School Farm

Build it and they will come. On an overcast Friday, I drive my car across the basketball courts at Balboa Middle School in Ventura. I can do this because school’s …

Thoughts on #HealthierNextGen

On Tuesday, September 8th, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was invited to discuss the nation’s child nutrition strategy at the National Press Club. The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics …

World War I poster art holds food messages

I’ve written about what a World War I poster can teach us about food waste. I’ve also shared with you how I think a program called the United States School …

Lincoln: The Ability to Produce Food = Freedom

When he was stumping for the office of president in 1859, Abraham Lincoln equated the ability of Americans to produce food with freedom. Lincoln said this:   “And thorough work, …