Food Justice: Student Efforts

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

At Ithaca College, some students come together every Friday afternoon to repackage leftover dining hall food to distribute to the disadvantaged in Ithaca. I took a ride with them to experience the process. Click to read more.

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A Student’s Perspective: Q&A with Jill Weidman

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments

Jill Weidman is a sophomore environmental science major at Ithaca College.  She works avidly with Ithaca Community Harvest whose goal is to bring organic and locally grown food to students and residents in the Ithaca community. Currently, Ithaca Community Harvest implements a fresh produce snack program in Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

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The Big Bully

Apr 20, 2014 No Comments

Processed foods are developed for an efficiency-oriented capitalist society. The agriculture industry is primarily focused on gaining profit by growing and selling the products in mass amounts. They have this focus because the ever growing population demands an increasingly large amount of food. The food companies are forced to increase their outputs by using chemicals […]

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Interview with Meaghan Rosen of the Friendship Donation Network

Apr 19, 2014 No Comments
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How Income Affects the Weight of America

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments

In the United States, over two-thirds of Americans are considered obese. According to James A. Levine of the American Diabetes Association, the more affluent a country is the higher the rate of obesity. However, American plumpness is not just related to the affluence of the nation.  Numerous other factors contribute to the obesity rate.  One […]

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Where is your leftover dining hall food going?

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

Containers full of garlic breadsticks and chicken are enough to make anyone’s mouth water, but even if these thoughts are on the minds of the student volunteers who are packaging them, they don’t show it. Each of these students are either active members or first-timers of SWIFT, an organization at Ithaca College that seeks to […]

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Talking with Megan Strouse of SWIFT

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments
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Transitioning to Better Eating

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

Change is scary. As humans, it’s natural to want to simply maintain the status quo and continue on. We like what we eat because we eat what we like, but when that needs to change, it doesn’t need to be as scary as it seems. Consistency over speed Perhaps the most important aspect of shifting […]

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5 Easy Recipes to Bring to Work

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

Sometimes, eating healthy is second banana to busy schedules and countless obligations. A slice of greasy pizza just seems to slip into a hectic schedule so much easier than a snappy salad. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five recipes that you can take with you, making eating healthier more enjoyable […]

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