Our approach is interdisciplinary and rooted in nutritional ecology, a term inspired by the indomitable Dr. Joan Gussow, known as the “matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement” by the New York Times. The notion of nutritional ecology examines the “biological, technical, social, scientific, and commercial matrices in which the production, purchasing, and consumption of food is embedded” (J.D. Gussow, The Feeding Web, 1978).
In other words, we examine food in its entirety within an interconnected web and never within isolation.
- Children are natural advocates.
- The current food system is broken.
- Multiple and global perspectives are important.
- Each of us must do something to help our troubled species and our planet.
- Tasty food should also promote the sustainability of culture, a fair food system, and the Earth.
- Eat locally, organically, and seasonally as best we can;
- Learn to cook and minimize overly processed foods;
- Keep everything in moderation;
- Shop and consume consciously and mindfully;
- Celebrate and share culture and tradition;
- Care not only about yourself.