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Environments are Critical- Stop the Foodie Victim-Blaming

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Environments are Critical- Stop the Foodie Victim-Blaming

“What these families should be doing…” And that’s where she lost me. It had been a full day at the healthy food summit, full of well intentioned but misdirected physicians, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs spouting off on how we can make better choices and encourage others to do the same. It should be noted that the […]

Thanksgiving Feast and the Lunchroom Economy

| November 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Thanksgiving Feast and the Lunchroom Economy

Last week I skipped out of work and joined my sons for their school cafeteria’s annual invite-your-adults-to-lunch event. The flyer that came home (squashed and half shredded by the grueling backpack ride) boasted this fine spread: Who am I to say no to that? I found myself waiting with a handful of other parents, all […]

See Us in Action

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
See Us in Action

Culture

| June 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Culture

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| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Food

Planet

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Planet

Good Coffee + Good Business in Bangladesh = Lasting Social Change

| August 12, 2013 | 5 Comments
Good Coffee + Good Business in Bangladesh = Lasting Social Change

We’re excited to hear more from Board member Gabe on his ventures in Bangladesh. Gabe looks at the intersection of food, workers’ rights, and politics from a coffee drinker’s perspective. For more on his ventures with his wife, please check out their blog. When I think back on how I adjusted to life in Bangladesh, […]

Leading the Way Out of America’s Food Desert

| August 6, 2013 | 6 Comments
Leading the Way Out of America’s Food Desert

A few weeks ago, 12 young intrepid food advocates joined Zomppa Education Director Leanne and her team for a weeklong Zomppa Summer Workshop focused on: Global Citizenship and Food Justice in Durham, NC. Held in donated space by the generous Terreiro de Arte e Cultura, a capoeira studio, the ZomppaKids shared, learned, and cooked. Leanne’s energy and […]

Bangladesh: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Food

| July 15, 2013 | 7 Comments
Bangladesh: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Food

Zomppa Board member Gabe is on a six-month sabbatical with his wife. As the two wander the world, volunteering, they are also testing and exploring new foods and cultures. Check out New Yorker Gabe’s thoughts on his first time eating in Bangladesh. For more on his ventures with his wife, please check out their blog. My […]

Reflections of a Budding Food Educator

| May 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Reflections of a Budding Food Educator

  We are so delighted to hear from our Summer Fellow, Amira! A junior majoring in Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, she is already busy with more kids this week at the Zomppa Summer Break Workshop on Global Citizenship & Food Justice. Check her reflections from her work during the Spring Break Workshop! […]