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Recycling: Making it our top priority

Recycling: Making it our top priority

Recently, there has been a big push to recycle anything and everything that can be recycled. I believe this is important and doesn’t have to be as hard or complicated as some people make it out to seem. If everyone did little things to produce less trash, then that would already make a significant difference. […]

| September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Many Flavors of Water

The Many Flavors of Water

What is your favorite thing to drink? Chances are if you ask someone this question they won’t answer with “water.”     There are many tasty drinks that are pretty good to drink every once in a while but we need to make sure we get enough water every day in order to stay hydrated […]

| September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why We Eat the Food We Eat: Ceremonial Food

Why We Eat the Food We Eat: Ceremonial Food

Different areas around the world have many things in common and in turn, have some things that are totally different. One thing that seems to be pretty similar no matter where you go is that food will bring people together. Regardless of the size of the group or the type of food, people will come […]

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Treat Yo’Self…Sometimes

Treat Yo’Self…Sometimes

We all have junk food we truly love to eat, even though we know how bad it is for us. Personally, I can’t resist Oreos and pretty much anyone who knows me knows that they are my kryptonite.              Just one serving, which is three cookies, has 10% of Daily Value for saturated fat, and […]

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Curiosity Series

The Curiosity Series

Featuring Turkey When you begin a Zomppa session with, “Hey everyone, let’s learn about a really cool country called Turkey!!” you get one or two giggles or maybe even an outright uproar of laughter. With these tips and some prior knowledge, you can make your session go smoothly, and allow everyone to be fully immersed […]

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Food Politics

Kids’ Kitchen: Class Act

Kids’ Kitchen: Class Act

Oftentimes, those in the lower 48 (states in the U.S.) forget to include Alaska (and Hawaii) in discussions of childhood hunger. But hunger exists everywhere. Unfortunately. In Anchorage, Alaska, Kids’ Kitchen collects food and provides free nutritious meals for children. Having served over 1 million meals already, this nonprofit was started by newspaper editor-turned philanthropist “Grandpa […]

| December 7, 2012 | 3 Comments
St. Petersburg Urban Gardening Club: Class Act

St. Petersburg Urban Gardening Club: Class Act

Environmental activism in post-soviet Russia used to be the country’s most dynamic and effective forms of social activism. In contemporary Russia, however, activists face severe obstacles in promoting green issues. The Saint Petersburg Urban Gardening Club, founded as early as 1993, is still struggling with the authorities’ acknowledgments of its important work. However, getting the […]

| November 30, 2012 | 5 Comments
The Ecorium Project: Class Act

The Ecorium Project: Class Act

It is not surprise that South Korea has been the site of some amazing architecture and building in its cities. But one doesn’t always think of green in its major cities. The Ecorium Project, an initiative of the National Ecological Institute of South Korea, offers a giant nature reserve and research facility housed in giant […]

| November 23, 2012 | 3 Comments
Sunshine School Laos: Class Act

Sunshine School Laos: Class Act

Participating in the Dream Garden Project in 2011, the Sunshine School Laos has created spent two years transforming their former yard full of mosquito pools and rubble to a vibrant school garden. With the help of volunteers to make it happen, the children were instrumental in designing the garden. Volunteers from Australia offered their expertise […]

| November 16, 2012 | 8 Comments
La Semilla Food Center: Class Act

La Semilla Food Center: Class Act

La Semilla Food Center works in southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, to build a local, sustainable, self-reliant foodshed. Through community gardens, greenhouses, youth programs, and technical assistance, La Semilla is grounded in the belief that everyone should have access to affordable, healthy food, as well as the importance of local food in vibrant […]

| November 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

Healthy & Nutrition

Canned Peaches: Frank Food

Canned Peaches: Frank Food

Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion!   You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=6170906]

| October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
Grape Juice: Frank Food

Grape Juice: Frank Food

Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=6170891]

| September 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
Beef Jerky: Frank Food

Beef Jerky: Frank Food

Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=6170683]

| September 12, 2012 | 4 Comments
Wheat Belly:  Honey Citrus Almond Cake

Wheat Belly: Honey Citrus Almond Cake

I read Wheat Belly in the course of 5 days.  During the first 4 days, I’d gone from eating wheat (sliced whole grain bread for my tomato sandwiches, whole-wheat tortilla’s for my wraps, spelt crouton’s for my spinach salad, etc) to eating ZERO wheat.  Why?  Well, during the first 4 days of reading Dr. William […]

| September 10, 2012 | 18 Comments
Rice Cereal Treats: Frank Food

Rice Cereal Treats: Frank Food

Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=6052223]

| August 29, 2012 | 5 Comments