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Philadelphia Youth Lead the Change for Healthier Food in Public Schools

September 30, 2011

Students from the PUFFA (Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance) and SALT (Students Advocating for Lifestyle Transformations) came together Thursday night for their monthly meeting, held at the People’s Emergency Center. These groups advocate for including healthy, local alternatives to school lunches as well as in their communities. During the past year, they participated in conferences, went before the school commission, participated in summer internships focused on food access, and collected signature for petitions—all for healthier school food. As their first meeting of the school year, they chatted over a meal of turkey-burgers and salad (prepared by the students) about upcoming events.

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