Tag Archives: Food

The Feministing Five: Saru Jayaraman

Tweet Back in college, one of my favorite American literature professors remarked, “If you want to sense of a culture’s inner-workings, take a look at what’s happening around the kitchen table.” At the time he was referring to the plethora of metaphors of America as “melting pot” vs. “salad,” but I was reminded of his observation [...]
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Phoenix Mayor finds out first hand that it’s hard to eat well off of food stamps

TweetThe mayor of Phoenix was asked to live on a foodstamp budget for one week in honor of Hunger Awareness Month. He did, but found after 4 days he was “hungry and tired.” He writes in his journal, OK- ran out the door today with no time to scramble eggs or even make a sandwich. [...]
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Better school lunches, please.

TweetWhile some have praised New York Mayor Bloomberg’s citywide ban on the sale oversized soda and sugary drinks in bodegas and movie theaters, my friend who teaches high school has eyed it with marked skepticism. He notes, ‘I see what they eat. It’s more than just a ban on drink. Sometimes lunch is during 6th [...]
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American Grown: Michelle Obama’s New Book

Tweet Yesterday, Crown Publishers (a Random House imprint) announced their newest title,  American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities by First Lady Michelle Obama. The book will be on sale nationwide on April 10, 2012. This book is Mrs. Obama’s first,  and her goal is to use the story [...]
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First Lady Michelle Obama funds initiative to bring fresh food to low-income communities

TweetToday, First Lady Michelle Obama will announce a program to fund a healthful food financing initiative with the goal of attracting grocery stores to low-income communities in California. The California FreshWorks Fund is a $200 million program made up of money from the California Endowment and even some Wall Street banks. Similar programs exist in [...]
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