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

The Truth About School Lunch Programs

Posted September 28, 2015 by

(Editor’s Note: On September 27, the NY Times published a misguided and inaccurate attack on the federal law designed to improve the health of student lunches (“Why Students Hate School Lunches“) Dana Woldow addressed some of these mistruths back on
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Signs Matter For Students’ Health

Posted September 16, 2015 by

Can elementary school cafeterias help students choose healthier lunches? Signs point to yes. That is, signs with easy to understand graphics can help even beginning readers learn what they should put on their lunch tray. Encouragement from cafeteria workers can
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SF Schools’ Meal Meltdown

Posted August 26, 2015 by

It’s déjà vu all over again, as SF public schools have been left waiting – and waiting – for their cafeteria meal deliveries, beginning the first day of this new school year. That’s exactly what happened at the start of
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Mom Bloggers to the Rescue

Posted August 20, 2015 by

What do Monsanto, the Corn Refiners Association, and the School Nutrition Association all have in common? As The Lunch Tray blogger Bettina Elias Siegel explains, in an article that first appeared on Civil Eats, all three groups have enlisted the
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Will SNA Chart a New Course?

Posted July 21, 2015 by

Meet Jean Ronnei, whose position as incoming President of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) puts her in a tough spot. She must tread a fine line between the interests of America’s “lunch ladies” and the children they serve, and the
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