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  1. 1. David Schwartz and Anim Steel
  2. 2. IntroductionDavid Schwartz Grew up in inner-city Boston Witnessed great disparities in rates of diabetes, obesity, and access to healthy food. Felt that everyone should be able to nourish their families with good food for their bodies, communities and planet. The topic of food was universal and would unite the world- frustrated about world’s inability to tackle the very structures that created this great food divide to begin with. Dedicated himself to local food security efforts to improve access to healthy, fresh, and affordable food.
  3. 3. IntroductionAnim Steel Background in economic development Saw food and agriculture as a way to make a difference in both the US and Ghana, where he was born. Found the differences in opportunities sickening, that the community one was born in determined your chances in life, education, and health. On a trip to Hawaii, a stereotypical paradise, he found a lot of places there that are hurting with poverty, illness, and lack of opportunity. In one of the Hawaiian communities, he met Kukui and Gary, who were starting a farm. Their vision was to create jobs for youth, produce healthy food for the community, and bring back pride in native Hawaiian culture. Realised then that good food could be a powerful vehicle for community development and healing injustice.
  4. 4. The RFC Aims to “Build a healthy, fair and green food economy by harnessing the political power of youth and the purchasing power of universities to shift demand toward socially responsible farm and food enterprises.” Seeks to reverse these devastating trends (epidemic of diabetes and diet-related disease—while also fueling climate change, pollution, and the loss of farmland) by shifting $1 billion of college food purchases (roughly 20% of market total) to ―real food‖ by 2020. Implant a new mindset in the world, knowing that it will take a while to fully blossom. Want people, particularly youths, to see themselves the way the food industry does: as a force to be reckoned with. Identity shift from ―me‖ to ―we‖—the development of economic and political self-respect—is the cornerstone of effective social change.
  5. 5. Impact of the RFC Real Food Challenge’s GET REAL! Campaign – platform to expand and amplify existing real food efforts in higher education, push new schools to join in. Aims to redirect 20% of all food purchased by colleges and universities (currently almost $5 billion) towards real food by 2020.Support such as: Summits: RFC organizers plan regional local gatherings to build the movement through information sharing and networking. Trainings: RFC supports new campus and national leaders in the food movement through variety of leadership development opportunities.Resources such as: The Network: provides access to hundreds of students and student-allies across the country who are already part of movement. The Calculator: tool for assessing and tracking institutional food purchasing over time, which gives schools a clear picture of how much they are actually investing in real food.
  6. 6. Bibliography members TANKS EVERYBODY Daniel Lok TANKS Dominic Bryce Wong Gabriel Boey Marcus Chong Nathaniel Ng Eugene Tan