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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 […]

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See Us in Action

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

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

| March 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

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 […]

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Meeting of the Foods: Bull City Food Exchange part deux

| February 25, 2013 | 8 Comments
Meeting of the Foods: Bull City Food Exchange part deux

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 […]

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Safa, 10: ZomppaKids Files

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Safa, 10: ZomppaKids Files

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 […]

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Big is Beautiful: Healthy image or health hazard?

| January 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
Big is Beautiful: Healthy image or health hazard?

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 […]

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