A Side Order of Baloney from Papa John's

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter recently told investors that Obamacare’s health coverage requirements will cost him between 11 and 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order, a cost which he will pass on to his customers.


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Farmers Markets Grow Healthy Communities and Healthy People

columbia_city_farmers_market_seattle.jpgHere in the middle of National Farmers Market Week, there’s a lot to celebrate. Since USDA first proclaimed this commemoration in 2000, the number of farmers markets has increased 170%, to more than 7,800 nationwide.


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Navigating the Grocery Aisle

How do you feel walking into a supermarket? Inspired? Overwhelmed? For most people, grocery shopping is a daunting task. For parents trying to feed their families on limited budgets, it’s especially difficult. What’s on sale? What foods will my kids actually eat? How do I get both quality and quantity?


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Two Cheers for Good Food!

An integral part of celebrating Good Food is celebrating those who work devotedly to put tasty, authentic, and responsible food on our plates.  On August 5, the Good Food Awards launches its third year with a call for entries from the nation’s most outstanding and conscientious craft food producers.


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Selling Junk Food with Toys? Not in Chile

A big “muchas gracias” to Chilean Senator Giudo Girardi, author of a recently passed law in Chile that was intended to eliminate the manipulative practice of using toys to market junk food to children.  Since fast-food companies are openly ignoring the law, the Chilean senator has filed a complaint to force them to comply.


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Eat Real in Real Time

Some people want us to assume our food system is taken care of. The groaning aisles of perfectly aligned boxes and “dew-fresh” produce reflect a food system where a tomato is a tomato is a tomato, or an egg is an egg is an egg.  Food is a commodity and it’s all the same.

But you, as a friend of Food Day, know very well that isn’t true.


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Garden Your Food Day Away

Wondering how to celebrate Food Day this year? Consider heading outside to garden! The National Gardening Association gives us the, um, dirt on the many benefits of gardening.


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