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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Michelle Obama’s Obesity Summit

Apr. 15, 2010

by Debra Eschmeyer

When President Obama established a “Presidential task force on childhood obesity” in February, Grist’s Tom Laskawy wondered whether our nation’s first federal food policy...

read more... Tags: Event, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action, Youth Food Movement


Let’s Move Milwaukee

Apr. 5, 2010

by intern Jackie Fortin

On March 3-4, Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast member Martha Davis Kipcak accompanied a small delegation to Washington DC to speak to Wisconsin legislators about securing...

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Another Win for the CIW and SFA

Apr. 1, 2010

by intern Lila Wilmerding

This morning foodservice corporation Aramark signed a significant agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). In a joint statement, the two parties...

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Chicago Kids to Congress: Time for Healthier School Lunch

Apr. 1, 2010

From Slow Food Chicago

The organizations Slow Food Chicago, Green City Market and Common Threads teamed up earlier this month to hand-deliver 65 letters from grade school students to the...

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Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

Mar. 31, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

A recent study in Nature Neuroscience found that rats allowed to binge on high-fat, high-calorie foods – junk food bought at the grocery store – not only...

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