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Y&H was probably one of, say, two people in the District to read this piece in the San Francisco Business Times about Revolution Foods, an Oakland-based company that has partnered with Whole Foods to bring healthy, environmentally friendly foods to school children in the Bay Area and Southern California. The story casually dropped this little nugget:
Revolution Foods will add 50 California schools next academic year, mostly charters. Next fall it could move out of state. Washington, D.C., and Denver, Colo., are likely to see early spinoffs. Along the way, Revolution Foods has also licensed a growing line of packaged snack products.
Well, if the Revolution is coming to D.C. public schools, that’s news to Dena Iverson, press secretary for DCPS. She says the District has a year-long contract with Chartwells School Dining Services, with four more one-year options.
It’s hard to draw a bead on what exactly each company serves to kids. Chartwells has actual menus posted online. Revolution has only a generic outline of its meals, though it does list some of its suppliers.
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