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Video: Nadine Burke, “Food and Family”

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Studies show that eating together improves relationships and makes for healthier, happier families. Physician Dr. Nadine Burke encourages us to make time for shared meals at home. How do you make the most of family mealtime? Why Mealtime Matters The family meal has undergone dramatic changes over the last century. Today, “50 percent of meals ... READ MORE 

Video: Bryant Terry, “Cooking Together”

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Eco-chef, author, and food justice activist Bryant Terry celebrates the pleasures of cooking with friends and family. What inspires you in the kitchen? Join the conversation on Facebook. Sharing the Kitchen Cooking together provides an intimate way to share and participate in the story of your food with friends and family. It creates a space ... READ MORE 

Video: “Farmers Markets”

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Spring farmers markets are sprouting up across the country. Farmer Nigel Walker, chef Bryant Terry, and others celebrate the joys of farmers markets. Where do you go to get fresh, healthy food? Join the conversation on Facebook. Why Support Farmers Markets? Farmers markets are on the rise. The USDA National Farmers Market Directory listed 6,132 ... READ MORE 

Multiple Voices: Fair Trade

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How does food connect us to the global community? Author Anna Lappé and chef Bryant Terry discuss how choosing Fair Trade products helps farmers around the world. (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 ... READ MORE 

Youth Leading Change

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Youth play a valuable role in energizing communities. Anim Steel, program director at the Food Project, discusses the transformative power of food in engaging youth. How does your work engage young people around food and sustainability? Anim Steel: One of the things our organization is trying to accomplish is to create a new generation of ... READ MORE 

Vote with Your Fork

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Food choices serve as a mirror of our values. Through our shopping and eating, we can help support a healthy food culture. Author Michael Pollan encourages us to make every food choice matter by voting with our fork. Why do our food choices matter? Michael Pollan: Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, ... READ MORE 

Urban Farms

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Urban farms enable city dwellers to eat better food, develop new skills, and serve residents in need. Ian Marvy, founder of the nonprofit organization Added Value, shares the many rewards that farming brings to urban communities. What challenges do urban communities face in accessing fresh food? Ian Marvy: There are some unique environmental challenges in ... READ MORE 

Nourish Means…

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What does “nourish” mean to you? How do you nourish yourself, your family, and your community? We asked the voices of Nourish— including authors, chefs, farmers, and doctors—to tell us their personal definition of “nourish.” What does “nourish” mean to you? Anna Lappé: I love the word “nourish” because to me it has a kind ... READ MORE 

Local Food

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When you buy from a local farmer, you’re making a direct investment in your community. Author Anna Lappé, sustainable food advocate Anim Steel, and chef Bryant Terry discuss the many benefits of eating local. What does it mean to eat locally? Anna Lappé: “Buy local” campaigns are popping up all across the country. The principle ... READ MORE 

The Joy of Good Food

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Healthy, sustainable food not only nourishes your body, your community, and the planet; it tastes better, too. Bryant Terry discusses his work as a chef and educator introducing people to the pleasure of eating well. What excites you most about food? Bryant Terry: What excites me about food is eating. Because of my family, I’ve ... READ MORE 
   
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