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Tackling the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Childhood Obesity

08/07/13 | by admin | Programs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of children in the United States who are classed as obese has more than doubled between 1980 and 2010, and the number of adolescents has actually tripled. Worryingly, the figures show that over a third of children and adolescents were obese in 2010.

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Success Through School Food and Beyond

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03/14/13 | by John Casazza | Programs

On the edge of San Francisco’s Mission District is Sanchez College Preparatory School, an elementary school that is working to address issues of hunger, poor nutrition, and deteriorating health within one of the city’s most affected populations. The school has a child development center that has established a unique community-based program to improve nutrition and health habits for its 300 students and their families.

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Terra Madre – Parte Seconda

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09/24/12 | by Kathryn Gilmore | Programs

In our last blog post we told you a bit about Terra Madre and Rosie Branson Gill who will be traveling to this global food event. When Rosie mentioned to us that she’ll be accompanied by fellow Slow Food San Francisco member Shakirah Simley, we thought we’d tell you her story as well.

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Traveling to Terra Madre

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08/31/12 | by Kathryn Gilmore | Programs

Terra Madre is just a little over a month away! This year, organizers are expecting over 1,000 exhibitors from 100 countries to converge in Turin, Italy for this biennial event focused on sustainability and biodiversity. For those unable to attend, an engaging video teaser has been created that explains Slow Food’s involvement and highlights diverse food and artisans from around the world.

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