On October 24, William Tell Elementary celebrated Food Day 2013, a nationwide movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. The movement promotes gardening, eating real, and natural foods. This day is endorsed by many public figures and celebrities, including Chef Jamie Oliver and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Food Day, on October 24 every year, is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It aims to help people Eat Real, which means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, fatty, factory-farmed meats, and junky restaurant foods in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein.
How can you Eat Real without breaking your bank? Here, Food Day uncovers how what’s good for your health and the environment can also be the best thing for your wallet.
I’m 12 years old and I write a blog called beyondmacncheese.com. I love food, I mean I really love food and I have always felt bad for my friends who only eat chicken nuggets, burgers, and mac n' cheese. They are really missing out and it isn’t very nutritional.
The idea for my blog came from a visit to a local café where I was looking at the menu up on the wall behind the counter:
“Mom, I can’t decide between the burrito or the chicken & spinach wrap,” I said.
“Honey,” said the lady behind the counter, “if you can’t find something you like on the menu, we can make you mac n' cheese.”
You see, she was missing the point. It wasn’t that I couldn’t find something I like, I found too much and I couldn’t decide. It’s silly that grownups think just because I’m a kid all I want to eat is mac n' cheese.
I realized that when the lady at the cafe offered it, even though it wasn’t on the menu, that there’s a problem here. Everyone has just gotten used to giving us kids mac n' cheese and kids have gotten used to eating it.
The Shorewood Culinary Arts Program is a one school-year-long “hands on” course designed to introduce students to the restaurant/hospitality industry. There is an emphasis on environmental impact through food preparation, service, and participation in our culinary garden.
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 you inbox each Friday, sign up here.
Whole grain couscous cooks up quickly and is a great dish to jazz up with colorful veggies and protein-packed nuts. This recipe comes to us from Veggi Rider, a fun, illustrated app designed to help parents and kids get excited about cooking with veggies!
Two big independent studies just proved for once and for all: soft drinks cause obesity. Diet drinks aren’t an option either as sweeteners boost snacking behavior. Plus, the acidity of soft drinks damages our teeth enamel. There’s a much better way to quench thirst.