Innovations in Nutrition Education

Scientists Found Eating Organic Food for One Week can Reduce Levels of Pesticides

Researchers found that eating organic food for one week had significantly reduced levels of toxins within the body, and in turn, reduce the health risks of pesticide exposure.

New Study Highlights Importance of Investing in Emerging Food Markets

By fixing the inefficient steps along the supply chain that lead to less available nutritious food, investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia can see better health outcomes.

Cancer Schmancer: “We Are the Boss” in Our Health Says Drescher

“With the right kind of motivation and education, young people can actually become the change we so desperately need” in the health system, says Drescher.

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet: An Excerpt from The Truth About Food

The Truth About Food, a new book by Dr. David Katz, president The True Health Initiative, digs through the lies and the fads about healthy eating and shows that science clearly shows us that a diet based in whole foods and mostly plants is best for both your health and the planet.

10 Awesome Austin Orgs Bringing Better Food to Schools

Schools and organizations in Austin, Texas are enhancing relationships between farmers, ranchers, and local producers, in an effort to improve child health, engage students in the local food system, and support the local economy.

Questlove and Haile Thomas Bring Nutrition Activism to All Communities

On Food Talk, Questlove and Haile Thomas join Dani Nierenberg at the Second Annual NYC Food Tank Summit on Food Waste to talk about solutions to food waste and racism in the food system.

Europe May Lead the 21st Century Food System—With Needed Innovations

EIT Food is connecting consumers, start-ups, industry partners, innovators, small-to-medium enterprises, and universities across Europe for a future-proof food sector.

Treasure8 Aims to “Evolve” the Food System by Repurposing Food Waste

Based on Treasure Island in San Francisco, Treasure8 begins with leftover or ugly fruits and vegetables from farmers’ fields and unwanted produce from food processing facilities. “We can take these very large waste streams and we can upcycle them into safe, tasty, healthy products and ingredients that can work at large scale distribution.” Childs says.

National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe

Farm-to-school programs across the world are building stronger relationship between schools and farmers, ranchers, and producers, in an effort to improve children’s health, engage students in the food system, and support local economies. In honor of National Farm-to-School Month, Food Tank is highlighting 30 innovative farm-to-school programs from across the globe.

2018 Nutrition and Sustainability Forum

The International Forum on Food and Nutrition, an annual event from the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), is currently live streaming. Topics include the relationship between hunger and obesity, proper use of natural resources, reducing food waste, promoting sustainable diets, the environmental impact of agriculture, and the effects of climate change.