Slow Food USA Blog

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

What’s on Your Plate?

Jul. 16, 2009

by Gabrielle Redner

Not only does Catherine Gund’s film, What’s On Your Plate? educates its audience about where our food comes from, it also investigates why getting good food to all people all...

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School Lunch for the Obamas (And How We Can Make Public School Meals Just as Good)

Jul. 14, 2009

Deborah Lehmann is an editor of School Lunch Talk, a blog about school food. She is currently studying economics and public policy at Brown University.

Ever wonder what the Obama daughters eat...

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Why Twenty-Somethings Should Care About School Lunch

Jul. 9, 2009

By Claire Stanford

For many (most?) twenty-somethings like myself, issues like school lunch can be murky and distant. I’m not eating school lunch; nor do I have children who are eating...

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Books on Food: Art, Science

Jun. 26, 2009

Part of what I love about “food books” as a genre is that the phrase is entirely non-specific, and covers everything from poetry to science, from art to history, from memoir to fiction. Today,...

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When It Comes to Kids, Change Can’t Wait

Jun. 23, 2009

Gordon Jenkins is the Time for Lunch Campaign Coordinator at Slow Food USA

Last week, Michelle Obama made these remarks to a group of fifth-graders who had just harvested 73 pounds of lettuce...

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