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Changing the Menu

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Why does school food matter? Kathleen de Chadenèdes, director of the Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative, explains how meals can make a difference and what can be done to change the way children eat. What is the School Food Initiative and what is your vision? The mission of the School Food Initiative is to empower ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Food Myth Busting

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Anna Lappé sets out to bust food myths, and shares her vision for a good food future. What inspired the Food Mythbusters project? For more than ten years I’ve been talking about sustainable food and farming with people across the country — from hipster Brooklyn to small-town Montana. But no matter who I was speaking ... READ MORE 

Food Justice

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Everyone has the right to fresh, healthy food. Nikki Henderson, Executive Director of People’s Grocery, talks about the importance of food justice. Tell us about the work and mission of People’s Grocery. Nikki Henderson: People’s Grocery is a health and wealth organization whose mission is to improve the health and economy of West Oakland through ... READ MORE 

Anna Lappé, “Hunger and Obesity”

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Worldwide, about 1 billion people are hungry and 1 billion are overweight. Healthy food advocate Anna Lappé discusses the interrelationship between these crises within our global food system. If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 

Hunger and Obesity

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How can we promote health for the greatest number of people? Danielle Nierenberg, director of Nourishing the Planet, discusses the connection between hunger and obesity. What is the “Nourishing the Planet” project and what inspired it? Danielle Nierenberg: Our mission is to evaluate environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty. We want to highlight ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Oran Hesterman on Food Activism

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How can citizens go beyond everyday food choices to create a healthier food system for all? Founder of the Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman discusses the importance of engaged citizenship. Dr. Hesterman’s new book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, describes our current food system, how it is no longer serving ... READ MORE 

Video: Michael Pollan, “The Farm Bill”

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Every five years, we have the chance to influence the way our food is produced, our land is conserved, and our health is protected. The legislation that addresses these issues is known as the Farm Bill, and in 2012, it’s up for renewal. “It isn’t really a bill just for farmers,” says food journalist Michael ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “The Farm Bill”

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The Farm Bill sets the rules for how food is produced and consumed in America. Food journalist Michael Pollan explains why everyone should care about this important legislation. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 

Video: Michael Pollan, “School Lunch”

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This week is National School Lunch Week, a time to celebrate school lunch programs, raise awareness, and take action to create a healthier food culture for the next generation. Throughout October we’re featuring voices from the movement for better school food, such as parents, food service workers, and food activists. In this new video from ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “School Lunch”

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Why are many school lunches high in salt, fat, and processed foods? Food journalist Michael Pollan advocates for a better menu for America’s children. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the Nourish store.... READ MORE 
   
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