Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser
Nutrition / Public Health / Take-Out

Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser

As former Assistant Chef at the White House, Sam Kass believes in good-tasting food that is also good for you. So upon discussing the current state of the American food system, he finds himself at odds. Just a few minutes in to a question and answer session at Harvard University, Kass blurted, “schools are serving sh*t” and “grocery stores are cr*p.” … Continue reading

Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City
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Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City

Wednesday evening marked the first time in New York City history that mayoral candidates sat down for a discussion solely on the topic of Food. Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Marion Nestle moderated the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food, held at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium. One theme that quickly … Continue reading

Plate Waste: Not the Schools Fault
Nutrition

Plate Waste: Not the Schools Fault

Under the new U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches, pushed forth by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, schools are now required to offer students at least one serving of fruits or vegetables at every meal. Just before the release of the new regulations, critics suspected the USDA would find another loophole to shortchange the public … Continue reading