Category: The Big Picture

Voices from Ithaca’s Farm to Plate Conference

In this photo, participants of the Ithaca’s first “Farm to Plate Conference” were learning how to grow mushrooms. It was just one of the many sessions offering participants a chance to “Unite to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable and Just Local Food System.” The two-day conference was organized by the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, the […]

Category: Food & Eating

Q&A with Cornell alumnus and bestselling author Michael Greger

At the Tompkins County Public Library on Saturday, Cornell alumnus and bestselling author Dr. Michael Greger spoke about making dietary changes to improve health. Before the event, he shared a few words with Hot Potato Press about nutrition. How did Cornell influence your career path? I was a biophysics major. It was the libraries that […]

Category: Food & Eating

Event: “How Not to Die” author to speak

From the Coalition for Health School Food: The Coalition for Healthy School Food is pleased to share that Michael Greger, MD, the author of “How Not to Die”, a New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller will be in Ithaca this Saturday. For those of you who don’t know of Michael Greger, MD, you are […]

Category: Food & Eating

Workshop: What’s in your lunchbox? Free nutrition workshop for families

From Namaste Montessori School: What’s in your lunchbox? Free nutrition workshop for families on 2/24 from 6-7pm For parents: Do you have questions about your child’s nutrition? Is your child a picky eater? Or maybe you are feeling stuck in a rut, sending in the same lunches every day? How do nutrition needs change as […]

Category: The Big Picture

Health, food justice, and collective impact

A few years ago I became very interested in food justice, mainly because of the correlation between poor eating habits, poor foods, and a higher incidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cancer, particularly among communities of color. Although I don’t think anyone has the right to tell another person what to eat, I […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Resource: Healthy Living Podcasts from CMC

The Cayuga Center for Healthy Living offers podcasts about healthy living with WHCU News Radio 870 AM. Listen to experts from Cayuga Medical Center speak on topics ranging from diabetes to weight loss, from healthy eating to healthy exercise. Podcasts are available here. According to their website, The Cayuga Center for Healthy Living is an […]

Category: The Big Picture

Cornell researcher says we can predict obesity

From the Cornell Food and Brand Lab: After analyzing 50 years of all the food words mentioned in major newspapers like the New York Times and London Times, researchers found that the food words trending today in 2015 can predict a country’s obesity level in three years – in 2018. The study was published in […]

Category: Food & Eating

Before grocery shopping, do this

Written by Aner Tal and Katherine Baildon of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab: New research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab titled: “An Apple a Day Brings More Apples Your Way: Healthy Samples Prime Healthier Choices” by Dr. Aner Tal and Dr. Brian Wansink, was recently published in Psychology and Marketing. The study found that […]