Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, June 18, 2010

Weekend Reading, Watching -- and Fun


There was a great article on how small changes in presentation can help kids make much healthier choices in the school cafeteria. Read more at:

If you like the article, you might want to read Nudge by Cass Sunstein who's referenced.

The Child Nutrition Act re-authorization has been introduced in the House. They've increased their request for additional funding to $800 million (over the Senate's $500 million but less than the Obama Administration's request for $1 billion - still small change over 30 million students.) This article suggests we fund healthier meals by de-funding the agriculture subsidies that got us here in the first place:


Yes - that's right - there's movement on the reauthorization of the law that runs the school lunch program. Here's where the watching comes in. If you've never called Congress before, watch this video and you'll see just how simple it is - then check our 6/14 post for more details:


Now, IF you've made your call to Congress, then you might be interested in visiting the New York Botancial Gardens this weekend for the start of their Edible Garden program - "Growing and Preparing Good Food." This weekend is the Get out and Grill Festival featuring chefs, speakers, tastings and family activities. Visit for all the detials and tickets.


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