Category Archives: Children

School lunches. We thought they were getting better…

Why we must have a complete re-design of our food information system Did you see the news this week (see link below) about how some school districts are dropping their “healthier” lunch programs? Not that their “healthier” lunches were ever … Continue reading

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School Lunches. Not Great—but more good news than bad.

PS 244 in Queens—Nation’s First Vegetarian Public School This recent story has been picked up by newspapers all across the country (See links below). The good news is that there is progress being made. The bad news is that we’re … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouses. New York Times article misses the point.

Unnecessary suffering. Part of a miserable process that need not exist Over a four-day span last week, I spoke to several hundred sixth graders at a middle school in New London, CT. (See links below for details). Prior to the … Continue reading

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Eats, Peeps and the science of oral processing

A combination of venting and science on this Easter morning First the venting. NBC really disappointed me last evening when the last 2.5 minutes of their Nightly News featured a “story” about the Easter Peeps candy and their manufacturer. With … Continue reading

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Speaking to 220 sixth-graders in New London, Connecticut

Food Math 101, a course that’s never been taught anywhere On Tuesday, April 2, I delivered the first of four presentations to the sixth grade class at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT. We invited various elected … Continue reading

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Speech well-received in New York on March 3

At the 3rd Annual New York City Vegetarian Food Fest My 45-minute speech at this event went very well and seemed to be well-received. It took place in a fairly small area that seated only about 60 people; but a … Continue reading

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Are the kids “really” eating better in schools?

Or is it just costing the taxpayer more money? Consider the average American family that frequents fast food restaurants and whose grocery carts derive over 90% of its calories from meat, dairy, eggs and refined carbohydrates. Now ask yourself how … Continue reading

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