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What a Waste: Help Reduce Food Waste

This past spring, France’s government voted to ban large grocery retailers from destroying food they deemed unfit to sell in their stores. Instead, these stores are encouraged to donate to charity, or to farms to use as animal feed and/or compost. Items that would be donated are still considered safe to eat but are either packaged wrong, slightly damaged, or […]

Happy Food Revolution Day!

I think that the majority of people out there, kids included, know what they are supposed to eat to maintain and protect their health. So why then do we struggle so profoundly with diet-related diseases, obesity, and a vast array of chronic health issues. Because of the perception that making the healthy choice isn’t the easy choice, or the delicious […]

When it comes to healthy eating, nutrition research doesn’t hold all the answers.

Nutrition is amongst the hot topics in health and wellness these days, and like any trending issue, it is subject to much (sometimes heated) debate. The gluten-free and Paleo trends seem to have taken the field of nutrition by storm, along with the recent rise in popularity of high protein diets and a growing body of research on healthy fats. Lots […]

The Children’s Garden – a summer of fun and exploration

This summer two community gardens in London were not only abuzz with bees and butterflies but with children connecting to nature and learning about growing healthy food. The Children’s Garden program was initiated in the summer of 2014 to allow children in our community a hands on and fun experience growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. At the Thames Park […]

A participant making her own stir-fry

Great Tips for Your Fresh Summer Harvest

At this time of year there’s an abundance of fresh local produce available at grocery stores, markets and farm stands. Our second GROW COOK LEARN session of this year, “Fresh Summer Harvest” gave participants many ideas for using this bounty. These affordable classes are much more than demonstrations; participants get to cook and, even better, taste! In fact, at the […]