Caprese Pasta

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.

 


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Edamame Succotash Recipe

The classic side dish, succotash, gets a modern update with this Edamame Succotash Recipe.

For our take on succotash, we replaced the lima beans with edamame (unripened green soybeans).


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Sugar Babies Documentary

In 2002, filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie’s four-year-old daughter was the 3rd generation in her family to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Ten years later, Mackenzie exposes the spiraling epidemics of both Type 1 and 2 diabetes in children through five real life stories, including her own. Type 1 diabetes is an ancient autoimmune disease, known for thousands of years. It cannot be cured, and until the discovery of insulin in 1922, it was fatal. Type 2 diabetes, the “lifestyle disease,” was rarely diagnosed in children until the last quarter of the 20th century. Now it is seen in younger and younger children as a result of the obesity epidemic, caused by diets high in sugar and by sedentary lifestyles. SUGAR BABIES explains the stakes and reveals the impact on its most vulnerable victims. Mackenzie uncovers the challenges and reveals the solutions that are within our reach, and what we can do to take back the health of our next generation.

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The Can’t Miss Lifestyle Medicine Conference

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is holding its 5th Annual conference, Lifestyle Medicine 2015 (www.lifestylemedicine2015.org), this November 1-4 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Tennessee.

ACLM is a long-standing partner of Food Day and has worked in collaboration to get the word out of good nutrition and healthy habits for over two years. Similarly to Food Day, ACLM knows the importance of healthful food knowledge for our society, and we’re getting the medical community involved.

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Breaking News: Walmart, Nation’s Biggest Food Seller, Adopts Five Freedom Principles for Farm Animals

This post was originally published on May 22, 2015 on A Humane Nation, Wayne Pacelle's blog. Wayne Pacelle is President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.

This morning, Walmart, one of the world’s biggest companies – and the nation’s biggest food seller by a long shot – announced it has adopted the “five freedoms” principles for farm animals, effectively renouncing the use of extreme confinement and other abusive practices in animal agriculture, and signaling an extraordinary change in agriculture in America. Precisely because it’s Walmart, this is the most definitive statement yet that the era of confining farm animals in cages will come to an end. We applaud the company for adopting a comprehensive animal welfare policy, which comes on the heels of dozens of other declarations and pledges from other major food retailers against gestation crates, battery cages, and tail docking of dairy cows.


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Food Day Campaign Manager Lilia Smelkova's TEDx Caserta Talk

Watch Food Day Campaign Manager Lilia Smelkova’s compelling talk at TEDx Caserta in February 2015 in Italy. In the talk, Lilia explains how we organize Food Day. She also presents facts and figures about the American food system, and why we need a day like Food Day.


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Happy Food Revolution Day!

Today is Food Revolution Day 2015! Food Revolution Day is British chef Jamie Oliver’s global day of action to put food education back on the school curriculum. By educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, we can equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives.


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