Has Your College Taken the Challenge?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 6, 2011 in , , | No Comments

In America, $5 billion a year is spent on food at colleges and universities–what’s the impact?

In the Summer 2011 edition of World Ark, Heifer International‘s magazine, (a great organization which allows people to invest in a unique program that helps struggling families world-wide to provide for themselves), I found an interview by Anna Lappe highlighting a student movement. Interviewed was Katie Blanchard, a recent grad of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and an alum of Real Food Challenge–a group started by college students who began thinking about the impact of college and university food purchases. They created a network to support and educate students about food that is healthy, fair for workers, and good for the planet.