Monthly Archives: August 2013
SBUSD Food Services Director Nancy Weiss with one of her department's mobile cafes.

School Food Has Gotten Its Act Together and Taken It On The Road

Attendees at the September 12 Orfalea Foundation program, The Future of Hunger: An Evening with Jan Poppendieck, will have a special opportunity to experience the new face – and taste – of school food in Read more

From the beginning, Aliso State Preschool offered a beautiful, natural, welcoming entryway.

A Little Center That Can, Part 1

(Part1: Getting Started) By Eric Nelson There are over 150 child care centers in Santa Barbara County.  Each is unique and each has special stories of challenges and successes.  Tucked away in a far corner Read more

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Free for All Author Janet Poppendieck to Speak in Santa Barbara on September 12

The Orfalea Foundation is very excited to bring Hunter College sociologist, noted author, and food systems expert Janet Poppendieck to Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theater on Thursday, September 12, at 7:00 PM. Poppendieck will be Read more

Evidence Supporting Preschool Food Programs Grows

Here is a great article from the Washington Post that echoes much of what we have found with our Preschool Food & Healthy Habits Initiative: Starting Healthful Habits When Kids are Young And, forgive the Read more

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Food Sovereignty Week Flyer Now Available for Download

We hope to see you at these fantastic events, and we hope you’ll download the attached flyer and share it with your friends. Thanks from all of us at the Orfalea Foundation! September 10: Free Read more

For Your Health

Coming in September: Food Sovereignty Week

The notion of Food Sovereignty arose as people around the world sought ways to rectify the dysfunction in the way food is grown, distributed, and consumed; a dysfunction that results in a seriously confusing outcome: Read more

Preparing a splint from a sleeping pad and clothes.

You’ll Want These REACH Students Around in the Event of an Emergency

Recently returned from their 25-day expedition in the mountains and canyons of Colorado, the REACH 2013 students ended their summer with a four-day Wilderness Advanced First Aid Training. Later this month we’ll post a more Read more

A delicious, healthy smoothie is fun to drink, and fun to make!

Chefs Teach Preschool Teachers How to Prepare Healthy Food at Free Orfalea Foundation Workshop

This month, the teams from two Orfalea Foundation initiatives join forces to bring an informative and interactive workshop to early childhood educators. The Preschool Food & Healthy Habits Initiative and School Food Initiative will hold Read more

Outdoor classroom spaces come in many shapes and sizes.

Are You Convinced Yet? Young Children Need Lots of Time Outdoors

by Theresa Embry During recent visits to local child care centers participating in the Outdoor Classroom Project, I’ve been hearing a lot of enthusiasm from directors and teachers: “We don’t need convincing that the children Read more


Los Angeles Unified is Determined to Provide Healthy Food for Our Children

Click Here for a story about LAUSD’s perseverance as they walk the tightrope to provide nutritious meals that students will eat. School food reform is a long-term – very long-term – process, but the health, social, Read more