Food Justice is a Passion and a Calling

Food Justice is a Passion and a Calling

Today marks the beginning of our Breaking Barriers Series. The food policy industry is buzzing with professionals who care deeply about academia, food activism and reducing inequality. But in order to fully advance the food justice agenda, we must break down the barrier of seemingly exclusive language. How else can… More →

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

Photo credit: rick A new study from North Carolina State University and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources. By Sarah Bowen, Lillian MacNell and Matt Shipman Originally Published in News – NC State… More →

Staff Spotlight: Harrison Hillier, Hydroponics Manager

Staff Spotlight: Harrison Hillier, Hydroponics Manager

Harrison Hillier was an ordinary farmer who spent his time in grad school breeding sweet potatoes until two years ago when he made the unconventional decision to leave rural North Carolina to be a farmer in New York City. Although the Big Apple lacks the space for traditional agriculture, Harrison’s… More →

Changemakers on the Move

Changemakers on the Move

What does social entrepreneurship mean to 6th and 7th graders? TFFJ students at the Urban Assembly Unison school have an answer to that. Over the past few weeks, they have supported each other’s passion for healthy food and change-driven entrepreneurship—and refuse to be quiet about it.Inspired by leading women in… More →

Girls Mean Business

Girls Mean Business

Many careers in science, technology, engineering, and math have above average earning potential and job security, but unfortunately girls are underrepresented in advanced STEM coursework, degree programs, and careers. Experts and women currently in STEM careers say the problem starts very early in grade school, where studies show that fields… More →

Here’s How We Raised $60K for Food Justice

Here's How We Raised $60K for Food Justice

Teens for Food Justice Holiday Farmraiser $50K + 30 Days = 3 Farms and 60,000 lbs. of Produce… More →

4 Ways That Poor Childhood Nourishment Can Affect Lifelong Health

4 Ways That Poor Childhood Nourishment Can Affect Lifelong Health

The Problem: Not Eating Enough, Period The Result: Developmental and Growth Problems By HuffPost Partner Studio Originally Published in HuffingtonPost   Here’s how a healthy diet can change your life. Nearly 3 million children die each year because of malnutrition, according to UNICEF. Malnutrition, or undernourishment, is a global problem, with… More →

Kids Are Eating Nearly 200% More Fake Sugar

Kids Are Eating Nearly 200% More Fake Sugar

The number of children who eat or drink artificial sweeteners—like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin—has skyrocketed over the years, with a nearly 200% increase from 1999 to 2012, a new study shows. By Alexandra Sifferlin Originally Published in TIME     The survey results, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reveal… More →

Are School Gardens Here to Stay?

Are School Gardens Here to Stay?

By Emma Cosgrove Originally Published in NYC Food Policy   In early October Michelle Obama added a paved walkway to the White House Garden. Additional stone and steel elements were added to the grounds so that changing or removing perhaps her most prominent achievement would be more noticeable, if not… More →

These Food Heroes are Fighting Hunger and Promoting Justice

These Food Heroes are Fighting Hunger and Promoting Justice

The winners of the James Beard Foundation 2016 Leadership Award are working toward equity in the food system. By Elizabeth Grossman Originally Published in Civil Eats   The winners of this year’s James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards know there’s nothing easy about ending hunger and fighting for food justice. But… More →

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