"Our vision is to create healthier school environments for children to learn and grow. In order to achieve this vision, our chefs and our coaches are in schools every day, working side by side with school communities." Meet Nancy Easton, founder and executive director of Wellness in the Schools.
Across the US, lots of organizations are providing opportunities for children to engage with healthy and sustainable food. School garden organizations and cafeteria-food oriented programs give kids access to nourishing food options. Check out this snapshot of some of the great work that's being done!
It's back to school time! Here at GRACE we're trying to make everyone's job a little easier by providing free tools and resources that both teachers and students can use in their work on sustainable food, water and energy.
On May 19th, students from James Madison High School presented their sustainable design projects at the Union Square Green Energy Fair, sponsored by GrowNYC and ConEdison. We talked with their teacher Maggie Belizaire and Environmental Education Coordinator Mike Zamm about the students and their visions for a sustainable future.
The Environmental Working Group released a new report about the sugar content of children's cereals, revealing that sugar levels are still much too high.
After months of consumer pressure led by Green America's GMO Inside campaign, General Mills announces a new GMO-free formula for its flagship cereal, Cheerios.
If you have a lot of parties (especially kid parties), this kit could help you party more sustainably with durable, reusable contents that can go from party to party.
According to a new report by the Environmental Working Group, an assessment of 84 popular children's breakfast cereals revealed that only one in four meets the voluntary dietary guidelines proposed by the federal Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.
Birke Baehr, and 11 year old future organic farmer, is making waves throughout the sustainable food movement. Already a YouTube sensation, Birke hopes to use his fame to change the future of our food system.
Ellen Gustafson’s TED talk about hunger, obesity and how they're connected, and how the 30 Project will work on both.
Opening fire hydrants for fun is troublesome: it’s illegal, it’s wasteful and it’s very dangerous. In New York City hydrants can be opened legally if equipped with a City-approved spray cap that greatly reduces the flow. Caps can be obtained free of charge at a local firehouse. It seems like a reasonable compromise between the hot and the bothered.
Cate, aka Tribeca Yummy Mummy, teaches mommies and preschool age children how to make delicious things.
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is also home to the Stone Barns Farm market and the Blue Hill Cafe. Public Programs Director Nena Johnson took us on a tour of everything from the greenhouse to the bee hives to the forced-air composter...even a patch of pasture being tilled by a couple of nosy sows.