Food Justice: How A Movement With 1000 Meanings Has Resulted In Conflicting Practices
Nutrition / Public Health

Food Justice: How A Movement With 1000 Meanings Has Resulted In Conflicting Practices

The food justice movement has done much to promote a more sustainable food system in recent years. The emergence and re-emergence of farmer’s markets, food cooperatives, and community supported agriculture, among others, is commonly described as “a step in the right direction.”  However, and somewhat surprisingly, some of the key players in the food justice movement have chosen dramatically … Continue reading

The Soda Cap: How PhotoVoice Can Help Design More Acceptable Health Policies
Nutrition

The Soda Cap: How PhotoVoice Can Help Design More Acceptable Health Policies

On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s highly publicized “Soda Cap” (better known as the “Soda Ban”) was blocked by Justice Milton A. Tingling of the State Supreme Court. Among the reasons why the law was struck  down include: 1) only City-owned food service establishments would be required to follow the regulation, excluding bodegas, which are … Continue reading

Hold the Applause: Shutting Down Hostess Brands Won’t Cure Obesity
Nutrition

Hold the Applause: Shutting Down Hostess Brands Won’t Cure Obesity

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Hostess Brand, the maker of Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, Fruit Pies, Donettes, and the all-American Twinkies, announced that it would begin closing down all operations. This would mean the closing of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, 5,500 delivery routes, 570 U.S. bakery outlet stores, … Continue reading