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Looking for an inside view of K-12 food service?

You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to our growing collection of conversations about what’s happening in the trenches. Join expert guests from all over the nation to explore topics across a spectrum of concerns: coping with regulation, relieving hunger, meeting sustainability goals, and creating kid-friendly menus that are fresh, healthy, delicious, and affordable.

As you listen, we hope you’ll reflect on the show’s vision for school nutrition—make that nourishment–that extends beyond the tray into the community, the natural environment, and the local economy.

Inside School Food is a production of the listener-supported Heritage Radio Network, a unique Internet station committed to archiving, protecting, and advancing our country’s rich food culture through programs that give voice to America’s leading food professionals, farmers, policy experts, artists, and tastemakers.

laura-stanleyLaura Stanley knows first hand how effective the food service industry can be in catalyzing reforms that are good for people and the environment. For twenty years, her work as a journalist and project director has supported pioneers across the restaurant and institutional food supply chain who are blazing new trails in pursuit of a healthier and more sustainable, just, and humane food system.

Most recently, Laura served as Learning Lab Manager and Vendor Relations Manager at School Food FOCUS, a national coalition of the most progressive of the nation’s largest school districts.

Laura completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Brown University and her culinary training at the Institute for Culinary Education.

To learn more about Laura and Inside School Food, check out this January 2015 blog post by our friends at Healthy Schools Campaign.