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There are many ways you can take part in creating a better food system. But where do you start? In this clip from Nourish, healthy food advocate Anna Lappé provides a few simple tips that will lead to big changes. How do you connect with the source of your food?

Everyday Steps Make a Difference
Healthy good advocate Anna Lappé is the daughter of Frances Moore Lappe, author of the best-selling book Diet for a Small Planet. An accomplished writer in her own right, Anna wrote Diet for a Hot Planet to expose the connection between industrial agriculture and global warming, and explore climate-friendly alternatives.

She also coauthored Grub: Ideas for an Organic Kitchen with chef Bryant Terry to help people understand and participate in a healthy, sustainable food system. She offers a few suggestions to help us connect with the story of our food:

Next: 5 Ways to Take Part in the Story of Your Food

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Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. To inform and inspire the largest number of people, Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, web content, short films, and teacher and youth seminars. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education for sustainability.


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9:25AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

What I try to do more than a few years ago is to pay attention to the rhythm of nature and buy and cook fruits and vegetables during the months they are naturally produced.

10:25PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Grow food at home & at school!

5:40AM PDT on Jul 25, 2011


12:39AM PDT on Jul 18, 2011

thanks for nice tips

11:50AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

good reminder:)

10:18AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Thanks, noted

8:10AM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

Good tips.

3:47AM PDT on Jul 15, 2011


9:19PM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

This message is certainly short and sweet. Great simple ideas. I am sure people would eat A LOT differently if they were more connected with their food and where it came from. If people would have the courage to watch "Meet Your Meat", read information about GMOs and the multi-national corporations that manufacture them, the amount of pesticides and fertilizers sprayed on our food, how much fewer nutrients are in foods today compared to the past because of the rushed way in which it is grown, . . . . What a shame so many people eat things which are not as healthy as they could be for us, the Earth, or the animals that gave their 'lives' for it.

Thanks for the post.

8:14PM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

thank you

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