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June, 2017

Peanut Butter and Honey Grassmilk Yogurt Dip

I almost always find myself coming home from the grocery store with a big bag of Honeycrisp apples. Sometimes I’ll eat them plain, but more often than not I end up dipping them in peanut butter for an afternoon snack. Last week I was ready for something a little different than my standard apple + …

June 2nd, 2017  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in Recipes


Rootstock Radio: The Renegade Lunch Lady’s Fresh Take on School Lunch

Download Chef Ann Cooper is an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, and advocate for healthy food for all children, and we’re excited to speak with her today on Rootstock Radio. Ann has spent over 17 years working in school food and currently serves as Director of Nutrition Services for the Boulder Valley School District in …

March 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Schoolyard Farms

Today’s kids are tomorrow’s leaders. And if that’s the case, it makes good sense to focus on education if we truly want to build a healthy, sustainable, and just food system. A number of organizations do just that: Encourage school children to learn about growing, preparing, and enjoying healthy organic foods. Farm-to-cafeteria programs, school garden …

December 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Rootstock Radio: The Lasting Impact of “Greenhouse to Kitchen”

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, we speak with Sarah Tedeschi and her daughter Rose Bruce. Both Sara and Rose are pursuing paths in food, nutrition and agriculture—Sara in her career and current work as the National Farm to School Network’s Wisconsin program manager, and Rose in her studies as a sustainable agriculture major at Warren …

August 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: Farm to School with Anupama Joshi

Download   This week on Rootstock Radio, co-host Anne O’Connor speaks with Anupama Joshi, executive director and co-founder of the National Farm to School Network. National Farm to School Network is an organization that brings local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into school systems, and Anupama has been dedicated to this work—the work …

August 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Rootstock Radio: The “Garden-to-Mouth” Experience with Jamie O’Neill

Download This week, Rootstock Radio speaks with Jamie O’Neill, who—after earning her master’s degree in Community Health Education, teaching in Sweden and working on an organic farm in Switzerland—is now a program director for GROW La Crosse. GROW La Crosse is a non-profit organization in southwest Wisconsin that connects children to healthy food and nature …

July 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Rootstock Radio


Conscious Kitchen Redefines School Lunch in Sausalito, CA

On October 6, word came crashing down from on high that sustainability will not be part of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. And why would it, one might contend, since it never has before? What does diet and human health have to do with how we grow our food or manage our natural resources? If that …

November 13th, 2015  |  Posted by Lola Milholland | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness  |  1 Comment


Fishing for the Good Stuff: Local Trout Comes to the Cafeteria

Written by Katie Rainwater, FoodCorps North Carolina service member with Cherokee Choices and Cherokee Public Schools. Cherokee, North Carolina is the ancestral home of the Easter Band of Cherokee Indians. FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. “Bear! Deer! …Trout!” These were the …

November 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We, Recipes


Rootstock Radio: Farm to School with Deborah Kane

Download Prior to her appointment to National Director of Farm to School with the USDA in 2012, Deborah Kane was vice president of food and farms at Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon; she was publisher of Edible Portland magazine; and she launched FoodHub, an online marketplace that connects foodservice buyers with sellers of regionally grown food. …

July 22nd, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio


Got (Bulk) Milk? The Case for Bulk Milk in the School Lunchroom

Milk has been a long-time staple in school food. Think back to when you ate school lunch, and you’ll probably remember a small carton of milk sitting on your lunch tray. Today, the USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs require that either low- or non-fat milk be offered with every school …

July 20th, 2015  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


 
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