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Sarahs Social Action Snapshot

Fight Childhood Obesity By Supporting Public School Nutrition Reform

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

Kids have gotten bigger recently. In fact, according to the CDC, obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with nearly 20 percent of children aged 6-11 and 18 percent for those aged 12-19.

Let's Feed America

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

The latest government report on poverty suggesting that U.S. hunger problem lies at least partly in wages, not just an absence of work. This begs the question, how are these people surviving?

How to Build a Community With Every Bite

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Sadly, we live in an era where Bar and Bat Mitzvahs have become night-club shuls with absurd budgets. One family went the opposite route, incorporating sustainable practices throughout.

Teens Need Kitchen Counter-Culture

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's ironic that teens today are correctly pushing the social agenda in their schools to allow a diversity of identities to be expressed but are consuming foods that have little nutritional value and are uniform.

10 Tips For A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Preparing a sustainable meal can be a selfish endeavor; I guarantee you that it will be more fun, tastier and make for a good conversation at your table. However, it's also about our global community.

Big Barack Bummer

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's disappointing that the Obama Administration is not providing the visionary leadership on agriculture, like it is in some many other policy areas.

Sigg Says Sorry, Patagonia Dumps Sigg

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The anti-BPA movement is spreading nationwide. Chicago has already banned the toxin and legislation is currently pending in California

From Fries to Fennel, How Food, Inc. Is Changing America

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Food, Inc., the widely celebrated documentary that continues to expand nationwide as quickly as GMO seeds infect organic crops, is topping the box office in documentary sales.

Time's Up for Dolphins in Taiji

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a little town in Japan called Taiji. Through an award-winning documentary, the bloody secret of this town has been exposed: September through March, 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are slaughtered.

Sneaky Sigg Sold BPA

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Millions of others joined the Sigg bandwagon after learning about the horrors of many reusable plastic bottles that contain BPA or polycarbonate. However, it seems like we were duped.

Meet Happy Chickens

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

I had the pleasure of interviewing 12-year old Orren Fox of Newburyport, MA who happens to keep 25 backyard chickens.

Declare Your Food Independence

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

It's time that we return to our roots. Literally. We need to support a food system that offers us healthy, safe, sustainable, fresh foods. And what better time to begin than on Independence Day?

I Saw Food, Inc. Now What?

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

There's a lot of simple but highly effective things you can do to transition off of a corn-based diet, lessen your carb(on) food/footprint, support local farmers and choose humanely raised meats.

Food, Inc. Inspires Moms to Cut the Crap

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Parents have had enough. They know their kids need nutritious, fresh ingredients that encourage healthy growth and fuel their minds instead of foods that fuel an obesity epidemic amongst kids.

Food Revolution Sprouting on Twitter: Tweet with Food, Inc. Director

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Three times a day we have an opportunity to make a statement about what we eat; be part of the conversation this Friday to help build this movement.

Tetro Is Illuminating

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sarah Newman

The film is a timeless, brooding, sensuous exploration of the physical and emotional struggles between brothers, in the backdrop of a sometimes absurd, comedic snapshot of an Argentine town.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Now There's No Fish

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

We mine the depths of our polluted oceans for food. We're fishing and consuming unsustainable amounts of seafood using irresponsible practices.

FDA: Get BPA Out ASAP

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

You, like millions of other Americans, probably regularly use and consume products made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical that is a $6 billion global industry.

Guerrilla Gardening

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

A random group of Angelenos were immersed in dirt, digging, planting, watering and nurturing beautiful donated plants.

Soloists Everywhere Making a Difference

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sarah Newman

Our commitment will make a difference in changing the landscape of our society so that all homeless people and those with mental illness are treated as our equals and nothing less.

Eat Green, Be Green

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

trying to be extra green on this one-designated day is a nice way to raise awareness, but how about making every day Earth Day?

ADL Sets Another Roadblock to Mid-East Peace

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Newman

Under his previous term, Netanyahu's extreme right-wing domestic and international policies left Israel starving for alternatives. Literally.

Purim 101

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

There's a common refrain that sums up the broad themes of many Jewish holidays: "They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat.

7 Ways to Grow Your Own Food and Save Money

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Tear up your front lawn and plant a garden. In the long-term, it will be a lot cheaper than shopping at the supermarket. And you can share your harvest with your community.

Sustainable Valentine's Day

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Whatever your take is on February 14th, it's an opportunity to actually not spend much money (and who has any left to spend in this economy?) and make it a sustainable day.