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The Weight of the Nation - Challenges for Famili...

We are in the midst of a unit on food and food systems ecology in my  high school biology class, so I couldn't think of a better time for the HBO series Weight of the Nation to air.  Even better is the fact that HBO is generously sharing this show with everyone, even if you aren't a subscriber. I found this portion of the show especially compelling - it focuses on our  nation's children and the obesity crisis we are currently in.  Things definitely  need to change around here.  Maybe one...

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Realistic Kid-Friendly Menu Plan for the Week

[caption id="attachment_5210" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Michelle Obama at the Chefs Move to Schools Launch in DC"][/caption] Last year, the Let’s Move campaign launched a new arm of the plan called Let’s Cook, with the intention of helping families across America select healthy recipes to cook for their families.  Chefs would share menu plans, and families could print the recipes and share them with their friends.  But these recipes are too time consuming and expensive for...

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The Golden Rule: Introducing Slow Food to Our Ch...

As good parents, we try to teach our children about the golden rule:  do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Or, more simply: treat others how you want to be treated. The same should be true for our food system.  I am hard pressed to believe that the parents who encourage their kids to treat others nicely would approve of a system that intentionally adds chemicals and toxins to its plants and animals, pollutes our air and water with waste or one that treats animals with disrespect. Enter...

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