A Better Course strategically selects and designs on-the-ground programs, conducts research, analysis, and advocates for improved nutrition for low-income children and families. Specifically, we work on improving access to healthy foods through public programs such as school meals, CalFresh, and making that food safer by advocating to improve transparency in our food system regarding allergens, pesticides and GMOs.

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A Better Course is a fiscally sponsored program of Community Ventures.

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White House rule change will take food away from California kids at home and at school

Having worked in school food service for more than a decade, I know first-hand the impact of school meals on kids’ health, happiness and ability to learn. That’s why I’m profoundly concerned about a new proposal by the Trump administration that will put school meals in jeopardy for more than 500,000 kids across the nation … Continue reading White House rule change will take food away from California kids at home and at school

Healthy-By-Default – Kids’ Meal Beverages SB 1192

Parents eating out with their young children no longer have to worry about cancelling the sugary beverage that all too often shows up with kid’s meals. The California Healthy-by-Default Kid’s Meal bill makes a healthy beverage – water or milk – the default beverage for children’s combo meals instead of sugary drinks, helping parents provide … Continue reading Healthy-By-Default – Kids’ Meal Beverages SB 1192

New Release – 2018 San Francisco Food Security Assessment

Get the Full Report Here. From the San Francisco Food Security Task Force: For the 2018 report, the SF Food Security Task Force examined data from federal, state and locally funded food programs in order to develop recommendations for policies and systems to support gaps in San Francisco’s food needs. This data integration exposes health … Continue reading New Release – 2018 San Francisco Food Security Assessment

The Case for a National Institute of Nutrition

Those of us who work in child nutrition and food systems already know the toll and negative impact diet-related chronic conditions have on communities – particularly in children. Federal child nutrition programs are overseen and managed by the USDA, whose support for farmers and industry often out weighs the health needs of the children the … Continue reading The Case for a National Institute of Nutrition

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