Dana Woldow

Dana Woldow advocates for policies, including soda taxes and better school meals, to improve the health of all children through better nutrition and education. She has been a leader in improving school food in San Francisco since 2002, when she formed a school nutrition group to run a pilot removing junk food from SFUSD's Aptos Middle School, where her children were students; the pilot was expanded to all of the city's public middle and high schools in 2003. She served as co-chair of the SFUSD Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee from October 2003 to June 2011.

Articles by Dana Woldow

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Communal School Lunch in SFUSD

Posted February 11, 2016 by

Will communal lunch for elementary school students ever come to SFUSD? The idea of small groups of younger students (in pint sized chef’s attire) serving each other lunch from family style bowls under the watchful eye of an adult, is
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Another Chef Tackles School Lunch

Posted January 12, 2016 by

A well-known chef leaves a flourishing restaurant career in Europe to come to America to fix school lunch. Sound familiar? No, I am happy to report that this is not the second coming of Jamie Oliver. Just before the holidays,
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Craziest School Lunch Myth Yet

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Myths about healthy school lunch rules reached a new level of crazy recently with the misleading claim that adding a dash of spice to garnish a school lunch is forbidden. That bogus assertion was made by a marketing specialist with
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Should Schools Dump Hot Dogs?

Posted November 3, 2015 by

Hot dogs, pepperoni and other processed meats are back in the news again as the World Health Organization issued a report linking consumption of these school lunch staples to increased risk of cancer. The study by WHO’s International Agency for
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