“Food Should Be Treated as a Right and Not a Privilege,” Says Mendelsohn

On Food Talk, chef, restaurateur, and advocate Spike Mendelsohn talks about the food issues that motivate him to expand beyond his restaurants and into policy and advocacy spheres.

Opinion | Foodservice Corporations Should Choose People Over Profits

The Community Coalition for Real Meals wants to reorient the food business model away from “Big Food” and toward “Real Food”—food that supports producers, equity, and the environment.

Opinion | Snacks and the City: The Malnutrition Cocktail

Rapid urbanization in low-income countries has negative consequences on the food system, which affects the physical, economic, and environmental health of these areas. The ‘Malnutrition Cocktail’ describes the convergence of hunger and obesity within these urbanized populations.

Strengthening Food Sovereignty in Santee Sioux Nation

New research by the Center for Rural Affairs explores how the Santee Sioux people wish to rebuild a sovereign food system and build a healthier and more resilient Nation.

U.S. Law Schools Launch Healthy Food Policy Project to Support Local Policies/Legislation

A team of leading food lawyers and legal scholars in the United States (U.S.) is launching the Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP), a collaborative initiative working to identify and elevate effective local food laws as examples for advocates in communities across the country. The website features a searchable database of local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food while contributing to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity.

A Good Night’s Sleep Linked to Mediterranean-Style Diet, Research Reveals

New research reveals that children who follow a Mediterranean-style diet are more likely to have healthier weight status, and better quality sleep.

School Gardens Teach Skills and Unify Disadvantaged Communities

The Kitchen Community’s school learning gardens are rooted in hands-on teaching, sustainable school food, and applicable life skills. These oases are outdoor classrooms for communities with limited resources and a lack of green spaces.