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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Jennifer LeBarre leads the way in Oakland’s school lunch progress

Oakland has been at the forefront of progressive food service since the Black Panthers started the Free Breakfast for Children program in 1969. That history is one reason the city was chosen to host the fifth School Food FOCUS Conference this February, and why Jennifer Lebarre was tapped as its keynote speaker. Ask LeBarre why

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

10+ school lunchbox strategies from two East Bay experts

It’s back-to-school time, when things calm down a bit at Fairyland, and parents of young children start thinking about what goes in the lunchbox. My baby is 22, but I still remember the best–and worst–things I packed...