Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Friday, September 14, 2012

Weekend Reading - and Fun


With major food legislation still pending, Take Part did a piece recently summarizing the food policies of our presidential candidates.

The Let's Move blog posted a Supermarket 101 shopping guide with some great tips.  Includes some suggested shopping list apps, too.

The Environmental Working Group has published a guide to healthy cleaning products that rates the toxicity of your dish soap among other things. Cleaning products don't have to list ingredients - but the EWG has tested and reviewed 2,000 of them to produce these ratings.

In case you missed the news, McDonalds has been cutting salt and sugar from their menu and will be posting calorie counts. What are they up to and does it work? The WSJ did a long piece on this if you want more detail.

And it looks like NYC is going ahead with Bloomberg's proposed limits on big sugary sodas. More at the NYT.


In this video on YouTube, the USDA explains the changes coming to school meals this fall to make them healthier.


September is Hunger Action Month. Here's an easy action: use Feeding America's website to find your local food bank and "like" it on Facebook


Tonight (Friday), the Planting Fields is hosting a Family Fun Night starting at 6pm. 

Saturday at 12pm, Old Westbury Gardens is hosting Seed Mosaics for kids. Borrow a pass from the Sea Cliff Library.

The Queens County Farm Museum's Maize Maze opens on Saturday. 

The NYC Honey Fest is this is Saturday at Rockaway Beach. 

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