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

White House Task Force releases plan to end childhood obesity

Jun. 1, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

Back in February, Michelle Obama unveiled Let’s Move!, her campaign to end childhood obesity. As part of this effort, President Obama established the Task Force on...

read more... Tags: Food Justice, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


This week’s Food News

May. 28, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

The Food Movement, Rising – New York Review of Books
Michael Pollan’s epic essay charting the emergence and character of the food movement.

Oil reaches Louisiana...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Contaminated Food, Dairy, Event, Farms and Farming, Food Justice, Labeling, Meat, News, Current Event, Policy, School Food


Congressman Michael Arcuri eats lunch with New York students

May. 26, 2010

by intern Christine Binder

On Friday, May 7th, Congressional Representative Michael Arcuri stood in the lunch line and thanked the school lunch ladies for his meal along with the 5th grade...

read more... Tags: Event, Policy, School Food, Take Action


Grown & Cooked in Detroit

May. 19, 2010

Greetings from Detroit, where I’m attending the 5th Annual Farm to Cafeteria conference.

COOKING
On Monday, as a lead-up to the conference, I acted as one of the judges for the Healthy Schools...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Film/TV/Radio, Food Justice, School Food, Youth Food Movement


Julie Shaffer, Sustainable Food Service Education Coordinator

May. 14, 2010

by Jenna Schweitzer
This article first appeared on Generation Response, one of Emory University’s campus publications.

In her office, Julie Shaffer has a life-size cardboard cut-out of a farmer,...

read more... Tags: Farms and Farming, School Food, Uncategorized, Youth Food Movement


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