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

School Nutrition Assn Defies Common Sense

Posted February 17, 2015 by

The School Nutrition Association says their mission is “advancing the quality of school meal programs through education and advocacy”, but some of their recent advocacy efforts defy common sense. How can an organization dedicated to advancing the quality of school
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School Nutrition Assoc. Picks Wrong Fight

Posted February 9, 2015 by

The School Nutrition Association, representing over 55,000 school food professionals, recently released its 2015 Position Paper calling for rollbacks of new nutrition improvements for school meals. New rules putting more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and less sodium on students’
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School Lunch: Private vs Public

Posted January 20, 2015 by

My head may explode if I read one more article gushing over a fabulous private school lunch program, complete with a celebrity chef insisting that any public school can easily do what he does. The latest such tale appeared recently
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Food Politics Off to Crazy Start in 2015

Posted January 7, 2015 by

Food politics for 2015 are off to a crazy start in Congress, where January 2nd saw the introduction of legislation to ban hot food, but allow soda, candy and energy drinks, in school lunch programs. Granted, the legislation, introduced on
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Why the Soda Tax Lost in San Francisco

Posted November 6, 2014 by

For soda tax supporters in San Francisco, where Proposition E fell short of passing this week, NYU Professor Marion Nestle, one of the country’s foremost experts on food politics, has some comforting words. “With the tax initiative passing in Berkeley,”
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