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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 

Young Farmers

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As America’s farmers retire, there are fewer new farmers to take their place. Lindsey Lusher Shute, Director of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition, discusses why this matters and what can be done to foster the next generation of farmers. Why do we need more young farmers? Lindsey Lusher Shute: The nation’s farmers are retiring faster ... READ MORE 

Bryant Terry, “Youth Making Change”

Videos

Chef Bryant Terry discusses the vital role young people play in creating a sustainable food future, from cooking and growing food to mobilizing for change. 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 

School Gardens

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Growing a garden takes hard work, persistence, and a willingness to learn. Arden Bucklin-Sporer, executive director of the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance, explores the educational value of school gardens. What does a successful school garden program look like? Arden Bucklin-Sporer: A successful school garden has many pillars of support. It’s supported by the principal ... READ MORE 

Video: Jamie Oliver, “Try Something New”

Blog

Happy first day of summer! The warmest season is officially here, and with it, a bumper crop of new fruits and vegetables are at their peak. Local markets are overflowing with familiar favorites: peaches, plums, cherries, but what about a pluot? Or an olallieberry? With so much diversity at your fingertips, make this the summer ... READ MORE 

Video: Nadine Burke, “Wake Up!”

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No responsible parent would consider buying their kids cigarettes or vodka, but did you know that foods that are high in fat and sugar such as chips and soda could be just as addictive to their growing bodies? In this video, pediatrician Nadine Burke explains how a junk food culture is directly contributing to the ... READ MORE 

Video: “Nourish Means”

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During this month of New Year’s resolutions, why not consider putting the act of nourishing on the top of the list? Nourish can take on so many meanings (that’s why we like the term so much.) To feed the body, embolden the spirit, take care of the land, connect with your family, create community. In ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Curt Ellis on FoodCorps

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How can we educate, inspire, and equip the next generation of food leaders? Curt Ellis discusses an innovative national service program called FoodCorps, and the important role young people play in transforming the food system from the ground up. Curt Ellis is executive director of FoodCorps and founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary and advocacy company ... READ MORE 

Celebrate Food Day

Blog

Today and throughout the week, thousands of individuals and groups across the country are celebrating the first national Food Day, organized by Center for Science in the Public Interest. We’re proud to support educators in opening conversations about good food and catalyzing meaningful change. How are you celebrating Food Day? Share your activities with the ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Amy Kalafa on Parents Taking Action

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Parents play a crucial role in educating children about good food. Mother and food activist Amy Kalafa shares how parents, kids, and educators can join forces to create a school food revolution. Amy Kalafa has produced award-winning films, such as Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America’s Children, and is the author of ... READ MORE 
   
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