Monthly Archives: October 2011

Power of the Plate

“It’s the real thing,” was a popular ad slogan for Coca-Cola back in 1969. But today, October 24, is another time to push for food that’s real. It’s Food Day, a national day of awareness and action to encourage healthy, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day Every Day

When I saw this image the other day , I was immediately reminded of how much we have, and to focus on that, and not what we think we don’t possess….

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Nothing Fake For Your Food

You still have 17 days to rid your everyday diet of processed foods when you take the October Unprocessed 2011 Challenge, sponsored by Eating Rules . For the second year now, foodie/blogger Andrew Wilder has issued a challenge of eating … Continue reading

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Pollan on School Lunch

In observance of School Lunch Week, healthy food advocate Michael Pollan weighs in  on the school food situation—it’s an important two minutes to listen to the message:

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Plates

This week is National School Lunch Week, which should be a community call to action for more sustainable, healthy food choices served to our next generation everyday Factors such as rising childhood obesity, and the overuse of processed foods calls … Continue reading

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Trading Capes, Masks, and More, Oh My!…….

Halloween might be a little over three weeks away, but the Saturday is the BIG day for the National Costume Swap. Sponsored in collaboration with the Green Halloween organization,  and KIWI magazine, it’s a wise way to save some green … Continue reading

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Home Sweet 500,000 Homes

This past Monday, October 3, marked a celebratory milestone for the Habitat for Humanity organization. Being World Habitat Day [always observed the first Monday in October], the 5000,000 built by its partners was dedicated in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, while the 5000,001 … Continue reading

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