Video: “Nourish Means”
By WorldLink Staff | January 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment
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 this video from our short films collection, Michael Pollan, Anna Lappé, Jamie Oliver, Dr. Nadine Burke, Bryant Terry and others explore what “nourish” means to them.
In this coming year, how do you plan to nourish yourself, your family, your school, and your community? Join the conversation on Facebook.
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Nothing kick starts action like a New Year’s resolution. Here are a few ways that parents, educators, and good food advocates can be a catalyst for meaningful change.
- Get in the kitchen. The best way to know what is and isn’t going into your food is to cook it yourself. You don’t have to be an expert chef to make your own healthy, nutritious meals. Find inspiration and recipes to help get cooking.
- Share a meal together. The simple act of preparing a home-cooked meal for yourself and your family produces immediate benefit. Laurie David, author of The Family Dinner, explains why family meals are essential for growth and development. Learn more about why meal time matters and ways to make cooking fun and healthy.
- Start a conversation at school. If you’re an educator, engage your students in an inquiry about food, health, and sustainability. Advocate for your school to adopt the Nourish curriculum (a free resource) to increase food literacy. Harness the power of visual storytelling by screening the Nourish films in class or for the whole school. Take inspiration from other educators by reading Nourish in Action stories.
- Create community. Community is expressed in the bonds that connect us. Consider ways to create community and be of service to your community. Organize a screening or community conversation in concert with local non-profits, a library, or your church. Volunteer at a local food bank or join a produce gleaning team. And remember to thank the people who grow, cook, and serve us nourishing food.
We want to hear what you’re doing. Share your activities, big or small, with the Nourish community and on our Facebook page.More: Anna Lappé, Bryant Terry, Changing the Menu, Cooking and Eating, Creating Community, Edible Education, Food and Community, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Nadine Burke, Youth