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 […]
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! […]
Many years ago, I dated a chef. During his stint in culinary school, he would come home from nutrition class every day and ask me what I had eaten. I was always proud to tell him of the nutritious meals I had packed for work. That was when I was single and childless, and I […]
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 could do to help people when it came to food, here is what little ten-year-old Safa had to say. Written by Safa, 10, USA “I could take care of people by giving them money, food, and clothes. For starters, I could create a group with kids and some help from […]
After generations of women & girls starving themselves to look like the impossible Twiggy or obtain the 20-inch waist of Audrey Hepburn, the mainstream media finally began to understand and appreciate the fact that not everyone’s bodies are made the same. In attempts to normalize and value all the different body types that exist in […]
Access to sufficient, affordable, and healthy foods is one of the key social justice issues of our time. This generation is expected to have a lower life expectancy than their parents. There exists a global hunger-obesity paradox: 1 billion people go hungry, another 1 billion are overweight. We can no longer sit on our hands and hope that someone else will take care of our food and our Earth. This is where WE ALL come in!
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Because we believe that children are natural advocates for a just and healthy and sustainable world, Zomppa ® works with children to generate excitement and empower with information. Our programs aim to go where kids learn and play, engage voices historically marginalized, and help instill curiosity for a generation of healthy global citizens.