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October 16, 2014
Ryerson University goes locavore
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Oct

Ryerson University Goes Locavore

When Joshna Maharaj took charge of the food at Ryerson University last year there was a lot of negativity to overcome. Terms like “crappy” and “expensive” described the experience of eating on campus. Students and faculty, outraged by multimillion-dollar losses incurred by the multinational corporation that had been the campus food provider for two decades,...
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For Kids, the Meal Is the Message
16
Oct

For Kids, the Meal Is the Message

In her new book Getting to Yum, child-feeding guru Karen Le Billon details funny-yet-depressing statistics about children’s food knowledge all over the world. She cites a British study of 1,000 primary school students: only one in four knew that beef comes from cows. Another study of Australian children revealed that one-quarter thought yogurt grew on trees....
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Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
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Oct

Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...
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Oct

Farm to Elementary School Programming Increases Access to Fruits and Vegetables and Increases Their Consumption Among Those With Low Intake

Report assessing the effectiveness of Wisconsin Farm to School (F2S) programs in increasing students’ fruit and vegetable (FV) intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Andrea B. Bontrager Yoder, PhD, MM; Janice L. Liebhart, MS; Daniel J. McCarty, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RD; Dale Schoeller, PhD; Camilla Vargas, MS; Tara LaRowe, PhD, RD June 18,...
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