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

Another Chef Tackles School Lunch

Posted January 12, 2016 by

A well-known chef leaves a flourishing restaurant career in Europe to come to America to fix school lunch. Sound familiar? No, I am happy to report that this is not the second coming of Jamie Oliver. Just before the holidays,
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Craziest School Lunch Myth Yet

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Myths about healthy school lunch rules reached a new level of crazy recently with the misleading claim that adding a dash of spice to garnish a school lunch is forbidden. That bogus assertion was made by a marketing specialist with
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School Lunch Foes Favor Anecdotes Over Evidence

Posted October 19, 2015 by

Media stories about school lunch usually appear in August, along with the Back to School ads, but this year those articles are still a regular occurrence, even as Halloween rapidly approaches. That’s probably because, although the federal legislation covering all
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The Truth About School Lunch Programs

Posted September 28, 2015 by

(Editor’s Note: On September 27, the NY Times published a misguided and inaccurate attack on the federal law designed to improve the health of student lunches (“Why Students Hate School Lunches“) Dana Woldow addressed some of these mistruths back on
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