National Food Day

October 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

 CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) created Food Day, which is a day to celebrate and educate others about eating healthy, wholesome foods. As a subscriber to Nutrition Action, CSPI’s newsletter, I learned about food day at the beginning of the year. I have been looking forward to this day, anticipating the public’s reaction and the festivities people have planned.

Being in New York City, I was able to participate in two food day events- one at Times Square and one through school.

Event 1- Food Day at Times Square

 approaching Times Square Food Day tents

 was handed an apple and a variety guide

All the who’s who of the Food Day event were seated at this long table

What was cool: I saw Dr. Marion Nestle, whose blog I follow religiously, Dr. Michael Jacobson, whose the co-founder of CSPI, Mario Batali, who I grew up watching on the food network and Morgan Spurlock, who created Supersize Me.

What was weird: People like me were just watching them eat. Well, I did it for 5-10 minutes and then I snapped out of it. I mean, they were just eating. Not sure what I expected them to do. Perhaps talk to the public? Maybe they did earlier and I was just a little too late.

 i’m sure they’re famous. unfortunately i have no clue who they are.

 Morgan Spurlock

 Dr. Michael Jacobson

Event 2: Veggiecation & EatNYC’s Food Day Event

 i’ve highlighted some of the vendors i really liked

 40+ vendors/educators 

 my classmates & i with the one of our awesome instructors- Chef Barb!

 mini vegan tempeh reubens (rye cracker/bread, dijon mustard, tempeh, 1000 island & pickled cabbage)

one of my favorite vendors-  Regal Vegan with faux gras! funny, but delicious 🙂

Another delicious item from Northern Rye- a Finnish savory rice pie aka Karelian pasties

 Sun in Bloom

If you know me, I generally don’t like cupcakes and never buy them. I loved these cupcakes! and added bonus/surprise they’re vegan & gluten-free! what?! Delicious.

 

 Loved Jennifer Abadi’s food too! She had a delicious date, walnut & pecan cookie.

   

 

 This is pretty much icy fruit. If you don’t expect it to be more than that, than it’s delicious for what it is. 

 yes, I went a little cinnamon crazy on my apple icy

 this was my first time having raw ice cream and it was surprisingly good! mint chip was extra yum

 last but not least, a delicious quinoa falafel with a tasty tomato apply chutney from Saucy by Nature 

I had a great Food Day! It was great to be around so many people who care about making delicious tasty food with good quality ingredients. Though, that’s kind of the norm for me since I’m in school. 🙂 I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s festivities. Maybe I’ll even start my own!

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Google’s impressive healthy food program

July 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Google’s impressive healthy food program.

So COOL! What can’t google do?

Post from Dr. Marion Nestle who is the leading expert in public health nutrition after visiting google’s HQ in Mountain View, California.

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