Around the country, grassroots advocates are building a movement to address the obesity epidemic and create a culture of health. Communities, including those in Colorado and Louisiana, have adopted farm to school programs and are changing the way youth think about and consume food.
More than 100 schools and school districts across Colorado participate in farm to school. Jim Dyer, director of Healthy Community Food Systems and Southwest Marketing Network said it took many years and conversations to gain the support to take the farm to school initiative to scale, including educating communities about the benefits and dispelling myths about costs.
about Colorado’s successful farm to school movement and ways to bring farm to school to your community.
In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex partners may legally marry. Author and activist Randy Shaw reflects on the grassroots movement it took to arrive at this landmark decision and how other movements can learn from the successful movement for marriage equality.
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