Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekend Reading and Fun


WSJ had a great article on the resurgence of heirloom apples.  Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees please.

The blog Nutrition for the future has a post about "right-sizing" kids meals where ever you are.

In honor of Halloween, read this post at Grist called "In Defense of Candy" - I think they are on to something.

Those tricky tricksters. Turns out HFCS has a lot more fructose than we were led to believe. Guess we should have tested that awhile ago instead of reading those PR pieces.....

And not to go on and on but Grist also had a great piece about the challenge of salad bars in schools. I wish we had ours every day - and yes, we, too, applied for the salad bar grants they mention.


CNN did a piece fairly recently on school food if you prefer to watch your news.


Been driving around listening to NPR? Then it's time to pony up and give to WNYC's pledge drive. Give a lot and get Mark Bittman's new cookbook Food Matters for free.  Maybe you even heard Bittman's interview on the Leonard Lopate show. Now you should really give.

Feeding America is raising money now for thanksgiving meals at food banks.  Give here.

Local Fun

Cider Social - Central Park 3pm  - Kids, costumes, crafts.

Celebrate Halloween 1880s-style at the Old Bethpage Restoration Village. No link - you can google as well as I can

On Nov. 5 6 and 12, the Queens County Farm Museum is hosting an authentic 18th century tavern-style dinner cooked on an open hearth.  Reservations required.

Happy Halloween!


1 comment:

  1. Great article. I especially liked the link to the WSJ article on heirloom apples. Several of these apple types are what I grew up with but can't find anymore.

    Nutrition and healthy eating has become very important in this day and age. In order to feed my family healthier, I just signed up for a free trial menu plan. It's by Gigi Centaro author of Let's Cook Tonight...a cookbook for people with limited time and inclination to cook.