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Perspective: Marion Nestle on Food Politics

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What’s the relationship between food and politics? In this new Nourish Perspective, author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices and inspires us to create a healthier future. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She ... READ MORE 

Food Politics

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Author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices, and encourages us to participate in creating a healthier food future. Why have food choices become so confusing? Marion Nestle: I’d say it’s because of the way food companies market their products. Basic dietary advice hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years. It still ... READ MORE 

Farm to School

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Marion Kalb, co-founder of the National Farm to School Network, describes how school meal programs can support communities and connect students with the story of their food. How does Farm to School benefit both the schools and communities? Marion Kalb: The number of Farm to School programs has exploded across the country. From just a ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Michele Simon on Food Marketing

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A powerful force in the fight for good food, public health lawyer Michele Simon has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. In this Nourish Perspective, she explains why we should be skeptical about food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. ... READ MORE 

Food Marketing

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Public health lawyer Michele Simon explains why we should be skeptical of food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. How does marketing influence what we eat? Michele Simon: It’s quite simple. Food companies convince us to buy unhealthy foods with very sophisticated marketing plans that target specific ... 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 

Healthy School Food

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Young minds need healthy food in order to learn and grow. Chef Ann Cooper discusses the importance of bringing fresh foods and from-scratch cooking back into school meals. Why are healthy school lunches a key dimension of learning? Ann Cooper: Kids cannot learn if they are hungry or malnourished. In Berkeley, California I worked under ... 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 

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 
   
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