Dana Woldow: We Lost a Fighter for Children and Public Schools

Dana Woldow of San Francisco was a fighter for healthy school lunches and a fighter against corporate for-profit schooling.

She died at home at age 65. Her three sons were graduates of the San Francisco public schools. She is credited for having gotten the junk food out of school menus and having led the battle against Edison schools in California. She also fought to remove the stigma from children who received free lunches.

“Soda, potato chips, snack cakes, ice cream, french fries,” she liked to say, rattling off the old snack bar menu at the San Francisco middle school her children attended. “Garbage!”

To learn more about Dana and her crusade for healthy meals in schools, read this tribute to her.

I wish I had met her. I know there are many heroes out there, fighting for the well-being of children, families and communities. Dana was one of them. I am adding her posthumously to the honor roll of the blog.

from sarah http://ift.tt/2pDrtZH

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