One of my favorite seasons of the year is spring. Time to gather all the gardening tools, choose
which fruits and vegetables to grow, and transplant all the seedlings into planter boxes. I enjoy watching all the plants to see the new shoots pushing through the soil and the seedlings transform into larger plants.
If you’ve read the blog posts here this year, you know the new law mandating plant-based lunch availability in all Illinois schools goes into effect this month. I was re-re-reading the law yesterday. It says a plant-based lunch will be provided with prior request and it applies to all Illinois schools.
Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a disease where bones gradually lose their density and structural integrity. In addition, 44 million Americans have low density bones which puts them at risk for bone breaks and fractures.¹ The word “osteoporosis” means “porous bone.” Bones are made of growing tissue that
Food for Thought I usually try to do a thoughtful article for my blogs. This time I’m taking a different tack. During a recent conversation, the subject turned to nutrition and the inquisition started: “Where do you get your protein?” “How much do I need in a day?”
Plant-Based Lunches In Illinois schools. The law goes into effect next month. It states that starting this school year, Illinois children (or their parents, or caregivers) can request plant based lunches at schools in Illinois, and by law, it must be provided to the student. We encourage you to take advantage of this option. Please contact your school food service director to find out more
Slow Food Movement originated in Italy in 1989 when it was learned a McDonald’s was going into a building near the iconic Spanish Steps in Rome. As a form of protest, journalist Carlo Petrini and his friends passed out bowls of pasta declaring “We don’t want fast food, we want slow food.