Author Archive: Belinda
With a flair for spontaneity, pizzazz, creative excellence and her own unique sense of aesthetic grace and perspective, we have our very dear friend, Belinda (or B, to some of us). Although an incredibly accomplished professional and career woman, B’s down-to-earth approach and demeanor transcends all scenarios, communities and people. She manifests, in her day-to-day, the essence of the word “Zomppa” as demonstrated by her extraordinary commitment to creating sustainable and positive change for us and future generations to come. She’s asked for a dog every year since she was five. Check out Belinda’s work on global education research and coaching: www.hummingbirdrcc.com or more about her portfolio www.belindachiu.com.
In April 2013, 12 Zomppakids joined Education Director Leanne for a full week of workshops. Check out their exploration of the natural world from around the world and in their backyards in North Carolina, learning about environmental sustainability, food production, and natural science.
In April 2013, 12 Zomppakids joined Education Director Leanne for a full week of workshops. Check out their exploration of culture from around the world and in their backyards in North Carolina, learning about global citizenship, art, language, and music.
Targeted for children ages 4-8, ZomppaKids Korner can be easily opened on your tablet or computer, as well as downloaded and printed. This special children’s section allows kids can work with others to learn new activities or work on their own with the downloadable worksheets, it is also located in the second half of the [...]
Last week, 12 ZomppaKids joined our Education Director Leanne for our inaugural Spring Break Workshop – and what a week it was! Our intrepid explorers “visited” 18 countries, cooked 18 different dishes, visited 3 urban gardens, planted many seeds, and met 1 cute puppy. The ZomppaKids made dishes from buticha (Ethiopia) to lumpia [...]
We all know that music has the power to transform. In case you didn’t see our tweets last week, we wanted to share two brilliant artist groups using popular, contemporary, country, and hip-hop music (not to mention the Matrix!) to help raise awareness about healthy eating and the dangers of overly processed food. It’s not just [...]
Thank to all the wonderful community members and amazing food advocates who joined us on a chilly, rainy Durham evening last Friday for the Bull City Food Exchange part deux. Thanks to our own fearless Education Director, Leanne, the BCFE2 was hosted at the Center for Documentary Studies. The evening seemed to be one of [...]
When asked about what she thought about food and culture, here is what little ten-year-old Nina had to say. Written by Nina, 10, USA “Last summer, in 2012, I went to Italy. Italy is very different from America. One thing that makes it different is that with lunch and dinner you always eat pasta. Another [...]
Imagine you are hiring for a new receptionist. You glance at the waiting room. There are two people. One slim and trim, and one overweight. What are your first instincts and impressions? According to the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, a person who is overweight is 12 times more likely to be [...]