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Kids vs. Tomatoes

February 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Tonight at dinner: Me: “How’s your spaghetti?” FoodieTot: “Not good. There’s something wrong with it.” Me: “What’s wrong with it?” FoodieTot: “It has tomatoes in it.” He did consent to eat several bites, trying to avoid the visible tomato pieces. I used a different brand of crushed tomatoes tonight, which had a more visible chunk [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news

From the White House to DC School Cafeterias: Local Flavor Week

September 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the new FreshFarms Market by the White House. Next week, the fresh, local food movement will march not on the marble steps of the Capitol, but down hallways of the District’s public, charter and private schools. As part of this week’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” roll-out by [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · recipes

An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

September 10th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Dear First Lady Obama: I have been truly, deeply inspired by your commitment to bringing fresh, healthy foods to the nation’s children and your clear understanding that true health care reform begins with access to healthy foods. I cheered when you broke ground on the White House kitchen garden, applauded your decision to follow organic [...]

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Foodie Fun at the White House

April 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We were one of the lucky few, er, 30,000 people to get tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll yesterday. As promised, it was full of activities to promote healthy, active kids lifestyles. From yoga lessons, soccer, jump roping and basketball activities to cooking demos from District and White House chefs (Art Smith, Jose [...]

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Tags: healthy eating · holiday · sustainable food tidbits

White House Organic Garden to Feed Local School Kids

March 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’ve been offline most of the week, but am catching up on the Victory Gardeners‘ flurry in response to today’s groundbreaking by First Lady Michelle Obama of the White House organic vegetable garden. While walking that fine political line of supporting organic, local foods without offending the industrial farming complex, the Obamas have lately signaled [...]

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