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World School Milk Day Counter-Celebration

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For the first time ever, World School Milk Day will be met with a counter-celebration. Join us for a celebration of the abundance of wholesome foods that exists in nature and in various food cultures. World School Milk Day encourages children and their parents to think of milk as uniquely suited to fulfill children’s nutritional requirements, thus devaluing the many healthy calcium-rich foods that are eaten around the world. In contrast, ours will be a true celebration of health and abundance.

Our Counter-Celebration will be a fun full-day event with speakers covering topics such as school meal policy, the globalization of milk, how to raise healthy children with plant-based foods, and more. We’ll have games, discussions, and of course… food!



Payal BhandariIntegrative Functional Medicine Physician, named San Francisco Examiner’s Reader’s Choice 2016 Winner for Best Pediatrician

Kevine Boggess, Director of Policy at Coleman Advocates

Tamaya Garcia, vegan mom and Founder of Spanglish Vegan Kitchen

Chema Hernandez Gil, Co-founder of Seed the Commons and Political Coordinator at SF Rising

Reina Montenegra, vegan mom and owner of Nick’s Kitchen, a Filipino restaurant that went vegan overnight

Corey Rowland, teacher at Berkeley Unified School District

Eliseangela Young, Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, vegan mom and founder of Pristine Health.



We’ll share tasty dishes prepared with calcium-rich foods such as broccoli, chia seed and tahini. We’ll also have fun with dairy alternatives, so that people can learn about all the ways they can enjoy familiar foods without the milk. Foods will include:

Tasty vegan Filipino dishes from Nick’s Kitchen

Tasty vegan Chinese dishes from Loving Hut Inner Sunset

Steamed broccoli with cheezy miso sauce

Delicious green salad with tahini dressing

Crudites with Follow Your Heart dressing

Creamy fruit smoothies made with nut and seed butters

Plant-based cheese samples from Miyoko’s Kitchen, Punk Rawk Labs and more

Plant-based yogurt

Chia seed pudding

Almond milk samples



The event is free and open to all. We will have Spanish interpretation.

Email us to volunteer at the event or with the milk campaign.

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We thank the following companies and organizations for their generous donations:

A Well-Fed World


Nick’s Kitchen

Loving Hut Inner Sunset

Once Again Nut Butter

Punk Rawk Labs

Miyoko’s Kitchen

Califia Farms

Follow Your Heart

Kite Hill


September 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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