Every week, I read tons of news, primarily related to food, health, wellness and sustainability. On any given day, you’ll find me sharing links to relevant news stories and recipes on Twitter and sometimes on Green Your Plate’s Facebook page.
Here are some of the items that caught my eye in the Internet sphere over the past week:
- Eliminating food deserts is only part of the solution for helping low-income families eat better, as a recent Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters study illustrates; the more pressing barriers to creating healthy meals for these families are lack of time, lack of meal planning skills, lack of cooking skills and price.
- Which foods are considered health-promoting by various cultures around the world? A Nielsen survey about global healthy eating habits finds out.
- How different farms are reinventing the CSA.
- A Minnesota micro-brewery boom is currently underway – some wonder, can it be sustained? Brewery boom or flat chance.
- After reading about this school lunch experiment, I think I should start posting photos of fruits and veggies around my house to entice my kids.
- When I was cooking the chickpeas for the winter vegetable tagine this week, I came across this explanation about why you should soak dried beans. The biggest surprise from this article? Dried beans are dirty!
- Lemon = sunshine. Lemon pound cake = luxurious, edible sunshine.
- If someone sent these homemade marshmallow hearts to me, conversation would definitely focus on the fabulosity of the giver.