Food is Elementary

by PlantPure Team April 21, 2016

Food is Elementary

Listen to Antonia Demas, founder and director of the Food Studies Institute, discuss overhauling food education on the Plant Yourself Podcast by visiting:

 

PYP 141: Antonia Demas on Overhauling Food Education

Demas became interested in food and nutrition at a young age, becoming a vegetarian at 14, when vegetarianism was far less common. Her passion is educating children about food, through what she calls “food literacy education.” She focuses on teaching kids about food holistically, which includes gardening, cooking, and nutrition. Food literacy education engages children via all five senses, fostering the most effective learning.  

Demas talks about the importance of involving children in the process of preparing, which she says is key to their willingness to try and enjoy healthy food. She notes that often kids aren’t the problem—rather, it’s the adult perception about what kids are willing to eat.

This podcast also tells the fascinating history of the school lunch program, which was developed after World War II. Demas goes on to explain why the school lunch program became nationally subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and how this actually caused the “demise” of the small family farm. Understanding the program’s history is important, as she demonstrates, to creating change in the program today.

 

To learn more about Demas and her work:

  • Visit the Food Studies Institute, a “not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of children through food based solutions,” founded and directed by Demas.  
  • Check out her book Food is Elementary on Amazon.  

 

 

 

The post Food is Elementary appeared first on PlantPure Nation.




PlantPure Team
PlantPure Team

Author



Also in News

Fun With Spuds
Fun With Spuds

by PlantPure Team May 02, 2017

A simple potato can serve as the base for any meal, and also makes a great snack. Not only are potatoes inexpensive and satisfying, but with so many varieties and endless cooking options, you never have to be bored with potatoes. Here are some of our favorite ways to cook and prepare potatoes.

Read more 

The post Fun With Spuds appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

Important PlantPure Food Update
Important PlantPure Food Update

by PlantPure Team April 23, 2017

Last Friday night we launched the new version of our PlantPure Entrees on Amazon, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  We are humbled by some of the great reviews, and are also taking note of the suggestions people have provided.  
One thing we noticed was a trend of some of our meals being delivered with seals that were not fully intact. 

Read more 

The post Important PlantPure Food Update appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

From Plants to Politics
From Plants to Politics

by Nelson Campbell April 18, 2017

I try not to be overly dramatic in my writing, but I think most of us would agree we live in troubled times. We might define these troubles differently, but most of us have this sense. Most distressing in my view, however, are not the actual problems we face, but our inability to work together to find their solutions.
Read more

The post From Plants to Politics appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

love our recipes?

BUY OUR COOKBOOK

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook brings our powerful, science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen with some of the same mouthwatering recipes that kick-started the film, promoting the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.