Soda Tax/Food Politics


L.A. teachers to McDonalds: Stay away from our students

Posted November 2, 2016 by Sriram Madhusoodanan and David Monahan

This week, Los Angeles teachers made it very clear: it’s time for McDonald’s to stay away from their students and schools. “Across the country and in Los Angeles, McDonald’s is exploiting our schools and teachers to market its unhealthy fare
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Will SFUSD Scratch Cook School Lunch?

Posted June 28, 2016 by

It looks like scratch cooking of school meals may, some day, come to San Francisco’s public schools. After years of relying on outside vendors like Revolution Foods and Preferred Meals, SFUSD may take the first step this fall on the
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IDEO’s SFUSD School Lunch Plan Flops

Posted June 16, 2016 by

A plan created in 2013 by world-famous design firm IDEO, intended to increase the number of students eating school lunch in San Francisco, has proven to have had just the opposite effect. Nearly three years after the SF Board of
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Our Children Need Kaiser Permanente’s Leadership

Posted April 25, 2016 by Jeff Ritterman, M.D.

I worked as a cardiologist at the Kaiser Richmond Medical Center for 29 years.  During my tenure Kaiser went from the “low cost leader” to a leader in quality.  Kaiser has also emerged as a major force in promoting public
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