If you missed the big trend in Farm Camp for your kids this past summer, check out this article in the NYT.
NYC's schools are ending a program that used professional chefs to design meals - supposedly because of the new nutritional standards for the federal lunch program which go into effect this school year. Read more.
And getting more cooking-from-scratch into school lunches is a huge - and important - challenge everywhere. Read this terrific article from Childhood Obesity's back-to-school issue.
Take Part ran a great primer on why you don't want to eat GMOs - along with what they are and why they should be labeled. (Corn and soy are the big culprit in most school lunches - which is one more reason we need to see the ingredients.)
Next Wednesday, the Food on Film series continues Huntington Cinema Arts. From Slow Food Huntington:
Slow Food Huntington Presents: Let's Eat! Food on Film:
September 12th, 7:30 pm
Film, discussion and special reception at the Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington
A lively new documentary about the benefits of a vegetarian diet for our bodies and the planet. PLANEAT is the story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy.
Guest speakers are: Bob Dibenedetto of Healthy Planet, Chef Bhavani Jaroff of iEat Green, and Chef Okima Wilcox, from Live Island Cafe.
To view the trailer: http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/planeat/
Our school's Carnival is tonight at 5pm at the school.
Then, for more carnival fun, the Grande Festa Italiana is at North Hempstead Beach Park through Sunday.
There is a North Fork Foodie Tour this Sunday. Read more.
The GVA's antiques show is Saturday at St. Boniface field starting at 9am.
The Garvies Point Museum is starting an interesting program this Saturday called Artworks 2012 that will extend through November and has a Native American focus.
Saturday at 12pm, Old Westbury Gardens is hosting "Don't Throw It, Grow It" for kids. Borrow a pass from the Sea Cliff Library.
The Northeast Organic Farmers Association is sponsoring the NY Locavore Challenge in September. Read more..