What many of us may lack in political pull, we can make up for in taking the time to become more educated and present in our food choices.
We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.
Who will step up to take on the food industry like those heroes who took on tobacco?
Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into their idea of what mine should be?
If the well-being of lower-income Americans is so important to the beverage industry, how about ending the relentless marketing onslaught of sugar-laden and harmful products targeted right at them?
For the first time in history we believe that it is possible to eradicate malnutrition in our lifetimes. But to achieve this we need to build a food system that is fit for the future.
You need food you can make the night before and grab from the fridge as soon as you get home from work.
I'm going to make spaghetti squash because it's Fall and I've never done it before. It's all up in my Pinterest boards and I'm ready to find out what the hype is all about.
I'm happy to see that sustainability is, for the first time, part of the conversation for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines but here's the thing: If we're going to have healthy people and a healthy planet, we've got to reduce the amount of meat and dairy we're consuming.
How do we create a more fully human and equitable world though just, thoughtful, and pleasurable practices in growing, preparing and consuming what we eat?
That was the beginning of how I started thinking how every choice I made had an impact, so with those choices, I had the power to create harm or good.
Most scientists like to solve problems. That makes us very susceptible to anyone who asks us to come up with a solution to a technical challenge. Even worse, we love scientifically and technologically glamourous problems. And as a consequence, we are making decisions that I can only categorize as "really very stupid."
Food is one of the oldest forms of exchange, with yet untapped recognition to deliver social conflict transformation.
Animal agriculture is responsible for producing more climate change gases than every car, boat, bus, truck, motorcycle and airplane on the planet. Combined.
Dr. Hershaft founded the organization Farm Animal Rights Movement in 1976, and two years later began an annual one-day fast as part of World Day for Farmed Animals, to raise awareness about the immense suffering animals experience when raised and killed for food.
Cultural conditions are ripe for connection to shmita, which relates to food, economic justice and personal, as well as environmental, restoration.