Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend Reading - and Fun

First, some Reading

Juice is not that good for you to start with......
The most disturbing article I have for you this week: The Environmental Law Foundation in California tested hundred of individual servings of juice and packaged fruits marketed for children and found many that exceeded the legal limits for lead. Some organic brands made the list, even. You can get all the details at:

If you'd like to read more about breakfast in schools, the blog is chronically what is happening in DC and in Berkeley. You could also read Janet Poppendieck's book Free for All: Fixing School Lunch in America.

Got the gardening bug?
I just read that at Princeton High School, you can now take gardening as physical education. See

In that same vein, your kids can take organic gardening at summer camp at USDAN -- see USDAN's site is at

Now, some Fun -- Strawberry Picking!

It's that season and it ends soon!

The Golden Earthworm has u-pick organic strawberries this weekend - but check for updates at

Benner's Farm is having a Strawberry Festival this weekend - and they have baby animals. Strawberries are organic.

Windy Acres Farm has some conventional u-pick -- call first for details -

Google 'u pick strawberries long island' if you need more suggestions.

What will you do with your strawberries? Post a comment with your ideas and recipes. Personally, I want to know how to make jam.


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