nutrition http://nhpr.org en Marion Nestle's "Food Politics" http://nhpr.org/post/marion-nestles-food-politics <p>About a decade ago, Marion Nestle made waves when she published her groundbreaking book “Food Politics,” now considered by many to be one of the founding documents of the movement to reform the American food system. &nbsp;&nbsp;In it, Nestle criticized the high quality, low quantity eating habits encouraged by the food industry and how many lawmakers in Washington have been influenced by the deep pockets of big agriculture and big food. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44172 at http://nhpr.org Marion Nestle's "Food Politics" Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill http://nhpr.org/post/kids-culinary-arts-equips-children-life-skill-0 <p><a href="http://www.kidsculinaryarts.com/" target="_blank">Kids Culinary Art</a>s teaches kids cooking and nutrition during after school programs, vacations and summer camps. The organization works in school districts and towns to get kids cooking and eating healthy foods. Matthew and Nicole Heiter, 11 and nine years old, have become experienced hands in the kitchen. Their mother, Lauren credits Kids Culinary Arts.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:15:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 43205 at http://nhpr.org Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill A Week Without Food: What It's Like To Live On "Soylent." http://nhpr.org/post/week-without-food-what-its-live-soylent <p>Imagine a world where eating and preparing food was a thing of the past. Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, right? Well, that world might be closer than we think. A new product, <a href="https://campaign.soylent.me/soylent-free-your-body">Soylent</a>, claims to provide the body with all the nutrients it needs. The creator of Soylent sees it as not only a solution to the inefficiency of producing and preparing food, but potentially the world’s hunger problems.</p><p><strong>Lee Hutchinson</strong> is senior reviews editor at<a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/ars-does-soylent-the-finale-soylent-dreams-for-people/"> Ars Technica</a>. He lived on Soylent for a full week, and blogged about the experience.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:55:06 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34591 at http://nhpr.org A Week Without Food: What It's Like To Live On "Soylent." Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill http://nhpr.org/post/kids-culinary-arts-equips-children-life-skill <p><a href="http://www.kidsculinaryarts.com/" target="_blank">Kids Culinary Art</a>s teaches kids cooking and nutrition during after school programs, vacations and summer camps. The organization works in school districts and towns to get kids cooking and eating healthy foods. Matthew and Nicole Heiter, 11 and nine years old, have become experienced hands in the kitchen. Their mother, Lauren credits Kids Culinary Arts.</p><p></p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32276 at http://nhpr.org Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill School Lunch Gets the Chef Treatment http://nhpr.org/post/school-lunch-gets-chef-treatment <p>If packing a lunch is a bit too daunting, never fear, at least not if you're the parent of a Souhegan High School Student. As part of our series Shifting the Balance, Elaine Grant got the skinny on their new, chef-inspired lunch program. (Check out the <a href="http://www.sprise.com/SAU/Dining/AdvanceMenus/shsprintablemenu.pdf">menu!)</a></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:11:34 +0000 Elaine Grant 12269 at http://nhpr.org School Lunch Gets the Chef Treatment WIC Increases Income Eligibility http://nhpr.org/post/wic-increases-income-eligibility <p>New poverty guidelines issued by the federal government have expanded eligibility for the WIC Nutrition Program. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:12:18 +0000 Tina Forbes 6765 at http://nhpr.org What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-inside-26-ingredient-school-lunch-burger Thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate, pyridoxine hydrochloride.<p>Why are these hard-to-pronounce ingredients added to everything from a burger served in schools to veggie burgers in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store? We try to answer that on this edition of Tiny Desk Kitchen.<p>It turns out the answers are as varied as the ingredients. But as we yearn to know what's in our food and how it's made, these kinds of ingredients with unfamiliar names make people suspicious.<p>"For me, it's just a huge red flag," says Ryan Lonnett, a parent of children in Fairfax County, Va., schools. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 2883 at http://nhpr.org What's Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky http://nhpr.org/post/death-bacon-study-finds-eating-meat-risky Bacon has been called <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/02/02/133304206/why-bacon-is-a-gateway-to-meat-for-vegetarians">the gateway meat</a>, luring vegetarians back to meat. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 2470 at http://nhpr.org Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky How Pizza got Vegefied http://nhpr.org/post/how-pizza-got-vegefied <p>Not only is pizza a proposed vegetable, but apparently, it could soon be a "supervegetable." Wait, what?</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:40:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 493 at http://nhpr.org How Pizza got Vegefied