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I Just Want to Learn Everything!

06/04/12 | by Kathryn Gilmore | For the Classroom, School Gardens

Last week, a gaggle of young students gathered at Sanchez Elementary School for “Cooking and Gardening Camp: All Plant Parts.” Hosted by the school and 18 Reasons, this four-day summer camp focused on the science and art of growing and cooking edible plants. The kids, ranging in age from 9 – 12, came from public [...]

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Creating an Epidemic of Healthy Eating and Active Living

05/26/12 | by Kathryn Gilmore | COBA

Slow Food San Francisco’s Mid Year Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA) Conference took place last week and we’re thrilled to say that it exceeded our expectations. Some of the most active and influential people involved in childhood obesity prevention gathered to discuss important policy, health and youth empowerment-related issues. It was a day of education, [...]

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A Better Food Culture

05/11/12 | by slowfoodsf | COBA

Acre Gourmet – Sponsor of Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA) Mid-Year Conference Can you imagine a world in which a young boy sits in a cafeteria, surrounded by classmates and teachers, enjoying a wholesome lunch of chicken quesadillas with freshly grilled vegetables and a dessert of fresh strawberries? One in which this happy little boy [...]

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Childhood Obesity Bay Area: how to reverse the trajectory

10/03/11 | by slowfoodsf | Uncategorized

By: Michelle Paratore Last Saturday I had the pleasure of volunteering at Slow Food San Francisco’s first annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference at the Commonwealth Club. The conference featured two truly illuminating keynote speeches from Dr. Alan Greene and Dr. David Kessler. I was impressed by the ability of both speakers to boil down this country’s obesity and food [...]

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