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Sam Mogannam, second-generation owner of Bi-Rite Market and co-author of Eat Good Food, discusses the role small grocers can play in supporting the local economy, educating eaters, and sharing good, sustainable food. What is good food? Sam Mogannam: Good food first and foremost has to taste good. Food often tastes better when it’s in season, ... READ MORE 

Celebrate Food Day

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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 

Get Ready for Food Day

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Join Nourish and thousands of individuals and groups in celebrating Food Day on October 24. Modeled after Earth Day, Food Day is an occasion to teach and learn about local and seasonal food, healthy diets, sustainable agriculture, food access, school and urban gardens, and children’s health. “Food Day is an opportunity to celebrate real food ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Oran Hesterman on Fair Food

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Fair food is good for people and the earth. In this Nourish perspective, Dr. Oran Hesterman, founder of the Fair Food Network, discusses what communities are doing to create a more equitable food system. Dr. Hesterman’s book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, describes our current food system, how it is ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Laurie David on Healthy Parenting

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As a mother and environmentalist, Laurie David knows that healthy and sustainable eating practices start at the dinner table. In this Nourish Perspective, she talks about why family meals are essential for children’s health, growth, and emotional development. Check out Laurie’s book The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at ... READ MORE 

Healthy Parenting

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Healthy eating practices start at the dinner table. Laurie David, author of The Family Dinner, talks about why family meals are essential for children’s growth and development. Why are family meals important for children’s health and wellbeing? Laurie David: There are many benefits in the simple act of sitting down to eat dinner together. Kids ... READ MORE 

Fair Food

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Fair food is good for people and the earth. Oran Hesterman, author of the book Fair Food and founder of the Fair Food Network, discusses what communities are doing to create a more equitable food system. What is “fair food”? What are the principles of a fair food system? Oran Hesterman: The idea behind fair ... READ MORE 

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. How can we encourage people to think more systemically when it comes to food issues? Oran Hesterman: With most large systems, such as education and ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Mark Winne on Food Policy Councils

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We’re excited to be bringing new faces and topics to the table in Nourish Perspectives, a growing library of Q&A articles featuring leading voices from the food movement. In this new Perspective, Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap and Food Policy Council Program Director for the Community Food Security Coalition, discusses how food policy ... READ MORE 

Food Policy Councils

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Food policy councils bring diverse community interests to the table. Author and Food Policy Council Program Director Mark Winne discusses their role in creating a more democratic food system. What is a food policy council? Mark Winne: Think of it as a potluck supper where you’ve invited a farmer, a food bank director, a couple ... READ MORE 
   
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