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The Schoolyard Foodie: The Oakland Farm to School Network

by GEHRY OATEYThe Center for Disease control tells us that 72 million Americans are victims of obesity. This post is not going to be another hope-squelching commentary on how fat we are getting in America.Although there is substantial evidence to support that thought, thisshort piece can provide some glitter around a project that is helpingto prevent obesity.Every Wednesday, volunteer parents and middle school students run the produce stand at…See More
May 2, 2010
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The Schoolyard Foodie: Squash is Camote–Dual Language Immersion in the Kitchen

ebruary 24, 2010...12:54 amThe Schoolyard Foodie: Squash is Camote–Dual Language Immersion in the KitchenJump to CommentsDame algo good to eat.Dave Chappelle just performed 21 straight shows in Oakland to an incredibly diverse group of people. Some nights he performed 5 hours…See More
Feb 24, 2010
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The Schoolyard Foodie: Keepin’ it real in the kitchen with middleschoolers

by GEHRY OATEYImagine you are 12 years old. Your body is starting to do new and fascinating things like grow facial hair, smell, and change its voice. Your emotions are bouncing off the walls regularly and perhaps there is no other time in your life when what youput into your body is of greater significance.During your 20 minute lunch break, however, you choose an empty stomach vs. a stomach ache because the…See More
Feb 11, 2010
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The Schoolyard Foodie: 2012 — The beginning or the end?

The Schoolyard Foodie: 2012 — The beginning or the end?by GEHRY OATEYA Mayan elder told me recently to forget all the BS about 2012 (he didn’t quite use those words). No, the world is not coming to an end, despite all evidence to the contrary from Hollywood. According to this wise elder and farmer, 2012 is the end of another cycle; we are leaving a 100 year period of war and violence and entering into 100 year cycle of wisdom. My Buddhist leanings aside… from what I see happening around food…See More
Jan 13, 2010
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The Schoolyard Foodie: Props to the People

by GEHRY OATEYI have so far done a good job at pecking away at the holes in Oakland’s current school lunches. The ‘hella’ stale sandwiches, reheated meals, and expired milk are, sadly, accepted as normal here in our district—as they are in many of America’s cafeterias.It’s time to recognize some small strobes of light (to grab a phrase from the previous post) making their way to Oakland. Thanks to the hard work of a few ‘fed-up‘ teachers, students, community members, and district staff, the I…See More
Oct 14, 2009
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The Schoolyard Foodie: Desert of Youth = Desert of Ideas

by GEHRY OATEYwww.teacherrevised.org[Editor's note: See Steps 1-3, 4, and 5-6 of The Schoolyard Foodie's 12-step program to help schools rid themselves of their systematic addiction to processed food]Step 7: We humbly asked Him (we will say ‘It’ for those agnostics sensitive to specific language about the Almighty) to remove our shortcomings in designing a school lunch system that fails to nourish our children.Step 8: We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make…See More
Jul 10, 2009
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The Schoolyard Foodie: The Oakland Farm to School Network

by GEHRY OATEY

The Center for Disease control tells us that 72 million Americans are victims of obesity. This post is not going to be another hope-squelching commentary on how fat we are getting in America.

Although there is substantial evidence to support that thought, this

short piece can provide some glitter around a project that is helping

to prevent obesity.

Every Wednesday, volunteer parents and middle school students run the produce stand at…

Continue

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 2:16pm

The Schoolyard Foodie: Squash is Camote–Dual Language Immersion in the Kitchen

ebruary 24, 2010...12:54 am

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Posted on February 24, 2010 at 5:15pm

The Schoolyard Foodie: Keepin’ it real in the kitchen with middleschoolers

by GEHRY OATEY



Imagine you are 12 years old. Your body is starting to do new and fascinating things like grow facial hair, smell, and change its voice. Your emotions are bouncing off the walls regularly and perhaps there is no other time in your life when what you

put into your body is of greater significance.

During your 20 minute lunch break, however,…

Continue

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 11:43am

The Schoolyard Foodie: 2012 — The beginning or the end?

The Schoolyard Foodie: 2012 — The beginning or the end?



by GEHRY OATEY



A Mayan elder told me recently to forget all the BS about 2012 (he didn’t quite use those words). No, the world is not coming to an end, despite all evidence to the contrary from Hollywood. According to this wise elder and farmer, 2012 is the end of another cycle; we are leaving a 100 year period of war and violence and entering into 100 year cycle of wisdom. My Buddhist leanings aside… from what I see… Continue

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 1:09am

The Schoolyard Foodie: Props to the People

by GEHRY OATEY



I have so far done a good job at pecking away at the holes in Oakland’s current school lunches. The ‘hella’ stale sandwiches, reheated meals, and expired milk are, sadly, accepted as normal here in our district—as they are in many of America’s cafeterias.



It’s time to recognize some small strobes of light (to grab a phrase from the previous post) making their way to Oakland. Thanks to the hard work of a few ‘fed-up‘ teachers, students, community members, and… Continue

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 9:58pm

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