Okay, so as every parent knows, kids are pure evil. I’ve watched my daughter torture cherry tomatoes like they were on trial for war crimes. (Just mine? Really?) But here’s proof that it’s not just your kid (or mine) who’s the devil incarnate: They’re throwing away perfectly good-for-them fruits and vegetables. Duh, you’re thinking, right? That’s not news. What kid doesn’t scoff at Brussels sprouts? But mommies and daddies, now we have actual SCIENCE to back us up. Pass the wine.
Don’t drink the water, and don’t eat the beef. Don’t go to Chick-fil-A, but DO give ’em a high-five for their recent move against antibiotic resistance. New research links food prices to diabetes risk for low-income consumers, Idaho strives towards ag-gag ugliness, and farmers sue each other over genetic contamination. Meanwhile, genies with name-tags reading ‘GMO awareness’ and ‘plant-based health’ escape irretrievably from bottles. Read all about it: get your weekly food news fix here!
When someone discusses a healthy or hearty meal it is rarely in reference to a school lunch. This may be because French fries, ice cream sandwiches, and pizza day dominate the thinking of many school children when it comes to their cafeterias. In other words, middle school students may find fresh fruits, vegetables, and salads as foreign as the languages they have just begun to study. Clearly, our country’s cafeterias have nutritional problems; however, many parents turn away from these problems and let their children consume the fried and fatty “food” that pervades dinning halls across our nation.
WGBH Boston has put together a collection of environmental public health resources. More than 4000 topics are available in their free online library with more than sixty environmental health resources organized into easy-to-use lessons. Each lesson contains a video or an interactive program, a background essay, three or four discussion questions, and links for further …