Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ways to Support Childhood Nutrition this Holiday Season

If you're thinking of making some year end charitable gifts, we've got some suggestions. We've discussed Long Island's two foods banks beforebut I'd like to mention these groups if you're looking to make a tax-deductible contribution before year-end and want to help nutrition advocates.

The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food 
These folks were instrumental in passing a robust Child Ntrutiion Act, are working to fix school food throughout New York, provide nturition education and healthy school unch recipes all on a shoestring. Help them out at their website.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Also hard at work on the legislation behnd the school lunch program, this group also shines a bright light on the egregious beahvoir of fast food restaurants, works on food safety legislation and published most of the research  we used behind the additives that used to be in our school's food.  Visit their website. A donation also gets you their Nutrition Action newsletter.

Environmental Working Group
These nice people publish the "dirty dozen" lists of which conventional  fruits and vegetables to  avoid due to pesticide exposure as well as guides to safe suncreens and other products. Visit their websitefor more information or to make a gift. can For a substantial donation, you get a whole gift bag - dirty dozen bag tag, shopping guide on sunscreen, cookbook, reuseable shopping bags and water bottle, etc. Oh and CHOCOLATE.

I'm sure there are many other worthy groups. Use the comments section to make your recommendations.


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