Author: Japhet Koteen

Japhet is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at FarmRaiser. He believes in the power of good food and good business to change the world.

Hemingway Elementary Makes News with Their Second Annual FarmRaiser

Back for their second Fall FarmRaiser, students and parents at Hemingway Elementary are raising money for their school with local “beyond organic” meat supplier Wood River Sustainability Center and Idaho’s Bounty local food coop. Way to Hemingway Huskies! Students at Hemingway Elementary are launching their second annual Farm Raiser tomorrow. The students hope to raise money for…

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Strengthening the Hunger Free Kids Act

Get the facts about the benefits of strong nutrition standards for school food from this featured on the USDA’s Storify account. For the past three years kids have eaten healthier breakfasts and lunches in schools, and as a result: there has been an increase in consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables at school we have seen a…

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Inspiring shout out on Facebook

It’s always nice to hear that people like what you’re doing, but this post from School Bites is the reason we come to work in the morning (and stay late in the afternoon ;-). Last fall, our school ditched its annual wrapping paper and candy fundraiser for Farmraiser. It was so successful that… Posted by…

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From Pew Trusts: Are School Fundraisers a Back Door for Junk Food?

The ubiquitous school fundraiser has become a back door for junk food sales to kids. See how policymakers are fighting back in this video.

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