I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
More veggies for kids and communities
* Increasing the amount and variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
* Setting a minimum and maximum level of calories
* Focusing more on reducing saturated fat and sodium
Its report comes with a handy table summarizing the differences between current breakfast standards and those recommended by the IOM committee. These are refreshingly food-based and follow the three main principles noted above.
New York City’s ever active health department did a study on the availability of fruits and vegetables in low-income areas and found just what you might expect – few, if any, supermarkets carrying fresh produce. To address the gap, the city has instituted the FRESH program, “Food Retail Expansion to Support Health,” to get healthier foods into the inner city.
So much is going on these days that it is hard to keep up with it. Enjoy!