Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Slow Food

            Slow Food is a grassroots movement around the world that “links the pleasure of food with commitment to community and the environment”.  Their domestic programs include:
            Ark of Taste – a catalog of over 200 local foods in danger of extinction
            Slow Food in Schools – an educational program that teaches youth about the values of local, seasonal and sustainable foods through hands-on projects
            Slow Food on Campus – a growing base of chapters at colleges across the US which engages students around food system and food justice issues
            US Terra Madre Network – a network of over 7,000 food producers, cooks, and educators focused on the global sustainability in food
            There are more domestic and international programs, which can all be found here.

            To find more information on local chapters, please visit http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/local_chapters/

You may remember last week’s post on Two Angry Moms (http://ctnofa1982.blogspot.com/2011/05/two-angry-moms.html).  Well, with the help of these moms, Slow Food released two simple guides for anyone interested in wanting to know more about the food that is served in our schools.  

 The first is a guide to Improving School Food.

The second is an action plan to Building a School Garden.

To see all that Slow Food has to offer, please visit www.slowfood.com.  The US site, www.slowfoodusa.org, has some great resources including events and a blog you can find here.

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