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MAY 2011

Greening Your Plate

Sustainability, From Our Kitchen

Spring is a great time to take a look at how the food choices you make impact the environment. Earth-friendly food goes beyond organic food; it also includes how food is packaged, shopped for, prepared and served. Here are five great ways to “eat green”: Go for organic. Foods that are USDA-certified organic reduce pollution, because they minimize the use of pesticides. Choose organic for foods you eat most often, or ones that are the most affordable. Eat fewer processed...


Food for Thought at 'Future' Conference

Nutrition, Sustainability

There was an incredible amount of brain power at the May 4 "Future of Food" conference at Georgetown University. (Watch video of the speakers here.) Some of the world's most important thinkers on the subject of food politics -- including Marion Nestle, Eric Schlosser, Will Allen and Vandana Shiva, not to mention the Prince of Wales -- shared (all too briefly, in my opinion) their thoughts on what we need to do to revolutionize our domestic and global food...


Farmer Melick's Asparagus


Hunter Stagg, SAGE's chef/manager at The Peck School in Morristown, NJ,  recently received his first delivery of spring bounty from a local farmer named Peter Melick. Stagg approached Melick several years ago about supplying produce to Peck, and the two became friends. Melick recently phoned Stagg and offered him some of the first picks of his Jersey asparagus. Stagg put it into a salad and served it to Peck students and staff. The fresh taste was "out of this...


SAGE Organic Garden at Pine Crest School

Nutrition, Sustainability, Gardens

If you know anything about SAGE, you know that our organic garden at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, FL, is a thing of beauty and something of which we are immensely proud. Don Janezic, SAGE's Food Service Director at Pine Crest, lavishes attention on the soil, the plants and the compost that enriches them. The garden -- which recently won third place in its category in the Florida School Garden Competition -- isn't just a source of wonderful...


Summer Increases Food Insecurity for Many Children


Millions of children in America rely on free or reduced-priced school breakfast and lunch to meet the majority of their nutritional needs. During the summer, when schools are closed, many struggle to find adequate nourishment. Feeding America's Summer Food Program attempts to meet the needs of these children through community-based meal programs and food banks. About 70 of the food banks in Feeding America's nationwide network participate, reaching about 300,000 youngsters. But that's a tiny fraction of the number...


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