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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: 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

Perspectives

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 

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 

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 

Nourish California Initiative Launches

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Nourish California is a bold, new initiative designed to increase food literacy and build healthy communities. The nonprofit program provides free educational resources (video, curriculum, website) for use in California’s K-12 schools. During the next two years, our goal is to serve thousands of teachers and more than one million students. Nourish California supports educators ... 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 

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 

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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