Cooking With Kids!

During our 3rd recipe testing session with Eduardo, Aayush, and Irene, we were delighted to see that their passion for cooking and confidence in the kitchen had substantially grown. The collaboration with Northwood High School students and The Healthy Cook helped everyone learn about new cultures and food traditions.

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A powerful film on the struggle of farm workers

We love highlighting great documentaries that shine light on some of our country’s most important food issues.  Food Chains, premiering this Friday, November 21st, is the latest we can’t wait to see.

 

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Healthy Hunger Relief Builds Community

This blog post was originally published on November 10 on Stefanie Sacks' blog

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I have experienced hunger in my life, but surely not the kind that 1 in 6 people in this country experience daily. My stomach may growl from time to time, and when it does, I feed it with healthy food. Sadly, for almost 50 million Americans that is just not the case.

There are many who fight hunger day in and day out and since I am a solution-oriented kind of gal, I made the choice to hop on the healthy hunger relief bandwagonwith Superfood Drive in honor of FoodDay 2014, a national movement to inspire Americans to change their diet and food policies. Hey, giving back is important!


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Recipes and Tips for a Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week, and while timing the perfect meal for guests isn't always easy, staying green and healthy this holiday season can be.

Food Day is excited to collaborate with Interfaith Power and Light to bring you a one-of-a-kind guide to sustainable food choices and meal preparation to help you keep the environment and your health in mind this holiday season.


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One-Pot Potato Soup

The Kids Cook Monday is a campaign that encourages parents and kids to start their weeks off right by making Monday family night. Each week, the campaign provides an easy weeknight recipe and all the tools families will need to enjoy a fun cooking and dining experience on Monday nights. To have The Family Dinner Date Newsletter delivered to your inbox each Friday, sign up here.

Packed with produce, beans and Italian flavors, this quick one-pot soup is a trip to the Mediterranean coast in a bowl! This recipe comes to us from our friends at the United States Potato Council.


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Celebrating Healthy Eating – CMS Fresh

This year was the first year that Community Middle School (CMS) in Plainsboro, NJ celebrated Food Day. Food Day at CMS was born out of Dr. Michael Jacobson's suggestion to me. I had contacted Dr. Jacobson for his views on food labeling for my National History Day project.


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Vayera: The “Other”

This blog post was originally published by Sarah Newman at http://neeshnoosh.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/vayera-the-other/.

featured.jpgThis week’s parsha, Vayera, is filled with ethical challenges:  Sodom and Gomorrah, the binding of Issac, and the departure of Hagar and Ishmael. But, at the beginning of the parsha, Sarah and Abraham welcome three unexpected strangers to their tent. They wash their guests feet, bake bread and slaughter a calf for them for dinner.

Shortly after Abraham and Sarah’s generosity to the strangers, we are brought to the horrors of Sodom and Gomorrah. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah lived in a land of material abundance but followed the ethic, “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours” (Pirkei Avot). No one took care of sick, vulnerable people. As Aviva Goldbert of the Pardes Institute writes, “the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are utterly destroyed because, according to many commentators, they wouldn’t help the “other”: the poor, the hungry, the weak, the needy.”


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