Tag: Food Security


Paula Deen’s not to blame for your waistline – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarPaula Deen’s not to blame for your waistlineKansas City StarListen, I’m on board for a healthier America. I support the first lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign (letsmove.gov). Improved school lunches are a must.
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Lexicon of Sustainability: Food sovereignty

Editor’s note: This is the second in a weekly installment of images from Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton’s Lexicon of Sustainability. We’ll be running one image every Friday this win…
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KC Food Circle membership now comes with local dining card

The Kansas City Food Circle is highlighting area restaurants that have chosen to support local farmers and organic practices through a new Eat Local and Organic Dining Card that launched on January 1.
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Harvard Says No To Dairy

The Harvard School of Public Health made no bones about where they stand on dairy when they sent their findings to the  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and nutrition experts everywhere with the  “Healthy Eating Plate” food guide. …
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Social Enterprise Promoting Health and Nutrition for Kids – Justmeans

Social Enterprise Promoting Health and Nutrition for KidsJustmeansWe want to get healthy products and education in the kids’ minds and hands early so they know how to eat right.” Recent figures from the CDC reveal that childhood obesity has more…
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Local Urban Aquaponic Farming Model to Reduce Food Mile, Create Jobs, Enhance Food Security

On the Westside of Los Angeles, in the Mar Vista district, urban farming organization, EVO Farm, is utilizing aquaponics to create a replicable and sustainable farming model that will facilitate the creation of a network of local urban farms that…
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Lunch policy change proposed – The Tennessean

Lunch policy change proposedThe TennesseanBut current board policy says school staff and principals are responsible for providing a separate fund outside of the schools’ nutrition budget to provide student meals and collecting lunch debts.
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Groceries hire companies to score foods’ nutritional value – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGroceries hire companies to score foods’ nutritional valueUSA TODAYAlice Lichtenstein, a professor of nutrition science policy at Tufts University in Boston who served as the vice chair of the committee, said more study is needed about…
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Farm bill may allow cuts in federal benefits for agriculture community – Killeen Daily Herald

Killeen Daily HeraldFarm bill may allow cuts in federal benefits for agriculture communityKilleen Daily Herald”In order to gain urban Americans’ focus on agriculture policy, which is not their forte, and to get them to support a farm policy that…
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This is All Tom Colicchio’s Fault – Edo Ergo Sum

[8] Harlem’s Farmers Market just opened in 2010 and it’s been a rousing success. http://marcussamuelsson.com/news/have-you-been-to-harlem’s-farmers-market. Partnership for a Healthier America Recipes.
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Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC | Inhabitat New York City

Non-profit Just Food encompasses all this farm fresh in New York City. Their Farm School NYC program is a two year course that provides professional training in urban agriculture. (RT @inhabitat: Want to learn about sustainable farming?
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