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Perspective: Amy Kalafa on Parents Taking Action

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Parents play a crucial role in educating children about good food. Mother and food activist Amy Kalafa shares how parents, kids, and educators can join forces to create a school food revolution. Amy Kalafa has produced award-winning films, such as Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America’s Children, and is the author of ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Ann Cooper on 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. Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. In 2009, Ann founded the Food Family Farming Foundation ... READ MORE 

FoodCorps

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Curt Ellis discusses an innovative national service program called FoodCorps, and the important role young people play in transforming the food system from the ground up. What is FoodCorps? Curt Ellis: FoodCorps is a nonprofit organization I started less than a year ago with six collaborators from across the food movement. What we’re trying to ... READ MORE 

Video: Michael Pollan, “School Lunch”

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This week is National School Lunch Week, a time to celebrate school lunch programs, raise awareness, and take action to create a healthier food culture for the next generation. Throughout October we’re featuring voices from the movement for better school food, such as parents, food service workers, and food activists. In this new video from ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “School Lunch”

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Why are many school lunches high in salt, fat, and processed foods? Food journalist Michael Pollan advocates for a better menu for America’s children. (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 store.... READ MORE 

Perspective: Marion Kalb on Farm to School

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October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate healthy school lunches, as well as connections between schools and local farmers. In this new Nourish Perspective, Farm to School Network co-founder Marion Kalb describes how school meal programs can support communities and connect students with the story of their food. For more than ... READ MORE 

Parents Taking Action

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Parents play a crucial role in educating children about good food. Mother and food activist Amy Kalafa shares how parents, kids, and educators can join forces to create a school food revolution. Why should parents be concerned about school lunch? Amy Kalafa: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that this generation of American ... 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 

Video: Alice Waters, “Edible Education”

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This fall, chef and food activist Alice Waters rings in 40 years since opening Chez Panisse restaurant and relaunches the Edible Schoolyard Project, her groundbreaking food curriculum and school garden program. Here, she discusses the value of garden and kitchen experiences in transforming students’ relationship to food. A Delicious Revolution A champion of the local, ... READ MORE 
   
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