The Weekly – February 1, 2012

The Weekly Job Posting

Title:Program Director, School Food Focus
Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: January 31, 2012
Category: Education/ Non-profit
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: School Food FOCUS, a program of Public Health Solutions, is a national collaborative that leverages the knowledge and procurement power of over 30 large school districts across the country that collectively represent more than 4 million school-age children.  FOCUS’ mission is to make school meals across the country more healthful, regionally sourced and sustainably produced, while transforming food systems to support students’ academic achievement and lifelong health.

The Weekly Recipe for Health

The Great Muffin Makeover – Blueberry, Cranberry,  Jalepeno Cheddar, etc.!
Courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America
Harvard Nutrition Source

Most muffins are high in fat, calories, and loaded with refined flour and sugar. Even worse, low fat muffins remove the better-for-you plant fats, leaving only white flour and sugar to send you straight into hyperglycemia. Harvard’s Nutrition Source teamed up with the Culinary Institute of America for “The Great Muffin Makeover” and came up with some yummy and healthy muffin recipes.

The Weekly Favorite Link

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Click here to learn more about CSAs and how to become a member in your neighborhood!


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