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Perspective: Raj Patel on Food Sovereignty

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How do international food policies shape our food system at home and abroad? Food activist Raj Patel describes how organizing for local change can help improve the health of communities around the world. Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the ... READ MORE 

Food Sovereignty

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How do international food policies shape our food system at home and abroad? Food activist Raj Patel describes how organizing for local change can help improve the health of communities around the world. What is “food sovereignty”? How does it relate to “food security”? Raj Patel: What does it mean to be free from hunger? ... READ MORE 

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 

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 

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 

School Lunch

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Healthy school lunches support students to learn and grow. Pediatrician Nadine Burke and author Michael Pollan highlight the need to transform school lunch. Why do we need to transform school lunch? Nadine Burke: Schools supply lunches that routinely have high-sugar and high-fat foods, which makes it hard for kids to concentrate and learn in school. ... READ MORE 
   
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