Grassroots work to Transform School Food Culture

By |2022-11-27T13:44:13-06:00November 27th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Partners, Transitioning|

This month, we have the honor of being invited to do a breakout session at the Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) Wellness Retreat. It was held 10/31-11/5 in Tucson, AZ. What a beautiful setting for their first event of this kind. The location was excellent. The CNS staff and Board Members were warm and inviting. The attendees were open to meeting and chatting. And the food was fantastic!

Healthy Kids, Food, and Family, Especially During the Holidays

By |2022-11-11T15:05:40-06:00November 11th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Gratitude, Holidays, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

No matter the species, fit and growing youngsters are hungry a lot of the time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics, the average healthy male infant is expected to double his weight by three months of age. If he follows typical growth charts, then by 15 months, he will have doubled his weight again. In addition to that, his weight is expected to double between the ages of 3 and 9 years and continue to increase by about 5 lbs per year until age 20. [1,2]

6 Million Seeds Year (so far) in Review

By |2022-10-12T15:02:11-05:00October 7th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

We started the 6 Million Seeds Project a year ago. We have grown from a tiny seed to a bit of sprout now. We are starting to get noticed as we take root. The project has been completely exhilarating. So, I want to give you, our community, a recap of our progress over the year! We have good news to share!

So You Say You Want a School Food Revolution?!

By |2022-09-06T15:25:13-05:00September 6th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

It's that time again! The kids go back to school, which means back to navigating school food. For diet-aware parents, the food can be the most challenging part of the September to June sprint. We look at the school breakfast and lunch menus and dream of a total makeover. If we could only eliminate toaster pastries or cut the number of times pizza is served each week, maybe that would make it better.

Food Activism – Your Voice Matters

By |2022-09-04T14:59:14-05:00September 4th, 2022|blog, Environment, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Feedback has launched a legal challenge (with solicitors at Leigh Day) against the UK Government for its Food Strategy published in June 2022, which fails to take into account environmental advice from the Government’s own Climate Change Committee and adviser Henry Dimbleby.

Food As Medicine with Dr. Thomas Campbell II

By |2022-09-17T15:39:54-05:00August 15th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Transitioning|

This week, we invited Dr. Thomas M. Campbell II to discuss his work with nutrition and food as medicine. Dr. Campbell is a physician, best-selling co-author of The China Study, researcher, and educator. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester

It’s that time of the season…

By |2022-08-13T14:09:04-05:00August 5th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Nutrition, Transitioning|

It is August 2022- ALREADY! And with that, many of us start thinking about the change of seasons and the kids returning to school. Even though there are no children in my house now, I've spent my entire life dancing to that rhythm, and I am not expecting the pattern to change anytime soon. So with that as the music in the background, this month, we start looking at what we can do to boost our kids' plant-powered nutrition profiles. 

Plant Based Family Health with Dr Tara Cannon

By |2022-09-17T15:14:39-05:00August 1st, 2022|6 Million Seeds, blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

This week, we invited Dr. Tara Cannon to discuss her plant-based experiences in medicine and with her family. Dr. Tara Cannon is a doctorally prepared nurse with a passion for education and health. She has been plant-based since 2017, simply wanting to have a healthier pregnancy.

Global Diet and Lifestyles with Nutritionist Deepa

By |2022-09-16T17:00:26-05:00July 18th, 2022|6 Million Seeds, Autoimmune Disease, blog, Cardio-vascular, Cooking, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

This week we brought on Deepa Deshmukh to talk about her experience as a plant-based nutritionist. Deepa has a unique background that includes training in food science and nutrition. She is one of only a handful of dietitians nationwide, who are Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDCES) and holds a certificate in Adult Weight Management.

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