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Food Education

Insects In Peanut Butter, And More Food Facts That We Refuse To Believe

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.28.2014 | Taste

Hawaiian pizza was invented where?!

Making Chinese New Year Tea Eggs With Kids

Stacie Billis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Billis

Symbolic food plays a big role in Chinese culture. Foods at the Chinese New Year table are thought to promote happiness, longevity, and other common new year themes. Tea eggs are said to symbolize golden nuggets and are served to promote prosperity and wealth in the new year.

From One Student To Another -- Tips For Eating Well

Food Revolution | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Food Revolution

If you're like me and want some good quality food and control over what you're eating, but also don't want to spend a whole lot, then you may be in a bit of a conundrum. But don't worry. You just have to be strategic!

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Laurie Freyer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Food
Laurie Freyer

Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.

Healthier Halloween Snacking -- Some Tricks to Employ When Selecting Treats

Deb Lewison Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Lewison Grant

In the spirit of setting a good example for my children, my colleagues and promoting healthier options, here are a few ideas to keep in mind when thinking about what you want to be feeding yourself and your children during the trick-or-treating season:

This Food Day, Feast on FEEST

Anna Lappé | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green
Anna Lappé

In three years, the day has become a showcase of the diversity, creativity, and effectiveness of the movement working to transform what we eat, how we grow it, and who has access to it.

Bring Back Food Education Where It Belongs -- In Our Schools!

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

Today, few kids can tell a snap pea from a string bean. Sautéing is as foreign to today's teens as a landline. A recent a survey in Australia found that 20 percent of kids think pasta comes from animals. 27 percent think yogurt come from plants.

Ending Food Ignorance: Education Is Too Important to Leave to Big Food

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Let's envision the financial windfall taxpayers should reap when we begin to make a serious dent in rates of childhood overweight and obesity. And let's put food education back in schools because we value our children and their prospects for long, healthy, and happy lives.

Germinating Young Minds

Maria Cerretani | Posted 05.22.2013 | New York
Maria Cerretani

Because food is such a personal and sometimes sensitive subject and schools serve children from a myriad of backgrounds, we support the teachers who want to incorporate a good food curriculum into their classrooms and assist them in achieving that goal.

Betcha Can't Eat Just One

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel J. Schultz

As I read Michael Moss's new book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, I saw myself in it. I was one of the kids these companies targeted and successfully sold their products to.

The Food Trend I Want To See In 2013

Will Levitt | Posted 03.11.2013 | Taste
Will Levitt

An education in cooking must always take place by the stove, and a healthy relationship with food will always begin and end in the kitchen.

How Do You Make Good Decisions If You Don't Know What You're Eating? (VIDEO)

Lillian Medville | Posted 12.12.2012 | Food
Lillian Medville

Often we only see the processed version of food. We never get to see the raw, original version. It's important that we know where our food comes from. When we do, it will change how we see and relate to our food.

Organic Farming in a NYC Public School

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics Hatching chicks from eggs, growing kale, and making homemade vanilla ice cream wi...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Mobile Farm Aims To Kickstart Second Annual Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Last year, Truck Farm Chicago was born. A mobile farm that travels to schools, festivals and farmers markets, Truck Farm Chicago brings urban agric...

Food Revolution Day Cooking Up a Global Food Festival Like No Other

Jo Creed | Posted 05.10.2012 | Food
Jo Creed

Making simple changes to our food choices will improve our quality of life and our children's. If you haven't already made plans for Food Revolution Day on May 19, here are a few ways that you can get involved.

Are Chefs To Blame For Obesity?

Time | Posted 07.18.2011 | Food

Obesity -- or fatness, as it used to be called -- is the touchiest of topics. From Michelle Obama to Anthony Bourdain, when you talk about America's w...

Politicians Jump To Defense Of Much-Maligned Potato

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.18.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON -- Often maligned, the french fry is fighting back. The spud has had a tough time lately. In the last year, it has been marginalized by ne...

Guy Fieri Joins Lawmakers To Push Family Meals

Slashfood | Posted 06.28.2011 | Food

Yes, his overbearing manner and spiked blond hair can rub people the wrong way, but at his core, Guy Fieri seems like a pretty decent guy. Recently, t...

Children's Book Published On White House Garden

Obama Foodorama | Posted 06.04.2011 | Food

Perfectly timed to celebrate National Gardening Month, Clarion Books will today release First Garden: The White House Garden And How it Grew, which br...

Jamie Oliver Unveils Giant Food Revolution Truck

The Huffington Post | Molly Stern | Posted 05.26.2011 | Food

Jamie Oliver, who we last saw calling Sarah Palin a 'Froot Loop', is back with the mobilization of his Food Revolution -- literally. This week Oliver ...

Knowing Where Food Comes From Helps Combat Freshman 15

GOOD | Nikhil Swaminathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rather than teaching about the perils of obesity, new research out of Stanford suggests that teaching college students about where their food comes fr...

Farm-To-School Programs: Growing a Healthier America

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Food needs a piece of that seven billion dollar pie. For fortunate Americans, food is as much a source of entertainment as it is nourishment. Yet desp...