Slow Food USA Blog

Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

New Obama program to bring healthy choices to food deserts

Mar. 5, 2010

by intern Jackie Fortin

“We can create the best nutrition education and physical education programs in the world, but if dinner is something off of the shelf of a local gas station or...

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Chicago Students Cook Lunch for Congress

Mar. 4, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Earlier this week, a team of Chicago high school students traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak up for better school food, but they did not come empty-handed. The...

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Middle School Slow Food clubs meet with Josh Viertel

Mar. 2, 2010

by Daniela Salazar Monárrez, 8th grader at Hillcrest Academy and Slow Food Club founder

Yesterday the Slow Food clubs of Van Avery Prep and Hillcrest Academy got together with the Slow Food USA...

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Eating in: not so hard

Feb. 25, 2010

A week ago I wrote about Cathy Erway’s book The Art of Eating In and about HuffPost’s challenge to its readers to like Cathy did and eat in for one week. So, here goes my progress...

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“Let all who are hungry come and eat"

Feb. 22, 2010

Slow Food USA is a relatively new recruit to the movement to reform the Child Nutrition Act. We entered the fray just last year, and did it in a particularly Slow Food way – by bringing...

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