Berkeley schools serve Epic Chicken | Cafeteria Confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens | Grist

No more nuggets: Berkeley schools serve Epic Chicken Cafeteria Confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens Grist: "The Tyson nuggets are really extrusions and amalgamations of all sorts of chicken scraps, seasoned with a dose of salt and chemical additives. Factory machines shape the mix into kid-size mouthfuls that are breaded and baked assembly-line style, then frozen and shipped hundreds of miles to school kitchens. Low-skilled workers pour the frozen nuggets out of plastic bags onto sheet pans and quickly reheat them. A few minutes in a 350-degree oven is all it takes before the factory nuggets are ready to be displayed on the food service line where hungry kids scoop them up."
[How do we dare to feed much stuff to children?]

'Sandhills Farm to Table's May 19/20 News and Recipes'

'Sandhills Farm to Table's May 19/20 News and Recipes'


April Fools Tonite, Aberdeen Cafe, 6:00

The April Fools will play from 6-8 tonight at the Aberdeen Cafe.  Come on down to hear the music and enjoy fish night at the Cafe.



Sustainable Sandhills Film, SCC, July 22

Thursday, July 22, 2010   6:30pm - 8:00pm Location: Sandhills Community College, Dempsey Student Center, Clement Dining Room

Two Angry Moms
Amy Kalafa was stewing for years, packing her kids lunches from home and trying to get her community to pay attention to what kids are eating in school. When news of a national child health crisis began making headlines, Amy, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, decided to take the fight to film. Two Angry Moms is Amy's quest to learn what she and other parents need to know and do to get better food in their kids' schools.
Susan Rubin had been trying for a decade to work with her district on improving school food, earning herself a reputation as a rabble-rouser with a "macrobiotic agenda" (NOT!). She's even been banned from her children's' school cafeteria! In the meantime, legions of kids continue to make a daily lunch out of neon green slushies, greasy fries and supersize cookies, imperiling not only their long-term health but also their ability to learn. Exasperated, Susan decided to reach beyond her school district, and founded Better School Food, her own grassroots organization.
Part exposé, part "how-to", Amy chronicles the efforts of Susan and other leaders in the fledgling better school food movement as they take on the system nationwide. From Chefs Alice Waters and Ann Cooper reinventing school food in Berkley California to Chef Tony Geraci's student designed meals in New Hampshire, Amy discovers programs that connect the cafeteria with the classroom and connect our kids with the earth. Over the course of a school year, we see Susan's coalition drive dramatic changes in one Westchester, NY school district.
Two Angry Moms shows not only on what is wrong with school food; it offers strategies for overcoming roadblocks and getting healthy, good tasting, real food into school cafeterias. The movie explores the roles the federal government, corporate interests, school administration and parents play in feeding our country's school kids.
See what happens when fed-up moms start a grass-roots revolution!


It's the Dirt, Y'all!

Moore County Sustainable Film Series

Join us for "Dirt! The Movie"
May 13th, 2010   6:30-8:00 PM
Clement Dining Room, Dempsey Student Center
Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC
Join us for a FREE screening of Dirt! The Movie.
DIRT! The Movie--directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow--takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.