Category: Health and Wellness

Relating to health and wellness, self-care, illness, chronic health conditions, food as medicine, pharmacy, food RX, prescriptions, public health

Organizations Investing in Food as Medicine

It was Hippocrates who long ago declared, “Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” Today, the idea of food as medicine is the foundation of health initiatives being developed collaboratively by hospitals, health organizations, local health departments, food banks, and farms across the country. Access to healthy food and knowledge of […]

What Does It Mean To Take Ownership of Our Food?

We like this blog post from the website of Our Table Cooperative, a 58-acre, certified organic CSA farm in Sherwood, Oregon, south of Portland. The co-op’s farm operates as a not-for-profit land trust with the goal of keeping the land in sustainable agriculture in perpetuity while supporting a resilient and interdependent local food culture. The post was written […]

Chefs Cooking with Less Meat & Rethinking Protein Sources

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So wrote Michael Pollan, well-known critic of US food policies in his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His 2008 advice to “eat food” contrasted real food—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and meat too—with what he called “edible food-like substances.” Eight years later, who can say […]

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