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The Power of We in Food Education

Welcome to my first (and definitely not last) post as a part of Blog Action Day 2012.

Blog Action Day is an free annual event, that has run since 2007. It’s aim is to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.blog action day

One type of education that needs the Power of We is food education. Food education is not a part of formal education yet (not to mention the unhealthy cafeteria lunches), and eating habits are largely formed within the home, and influenced by advertisements. I definitely speak from experience when I say that my journey in food has been an interesting one. Continue reading “The Power of We in Food Education”

Loving to eat vs. loving food: Changing our views of food

What does it mean to love food? This is a question I’ve been thinking about a lot in this past week of discovery and education.

Since learning that I now have to be more aware of foods that can lead high blood pressure, the wheels have been turning…a lot. In searching for ways to improve the food that we buy and as a result the dishes I put together, I started thinking about the sources of the food that we eat.

As someone who has mainly grown up in cities, I can honestly say that I never really got involved in the journey of food from source to plate. Yes, I’ve known that meat comes from animals (but never saw an animal prepared for consumption), that vegetables and fruits are grown in the ground by farmers, and that people work hard to provide the food that I enjoy. I have always made a point to buy healthy foods, and for the most part avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup. But, I never really put much thought into the entire circle of life.

Enter The Perennial Plate. I found out about Daniel Klein’s and Mirra Fine’s project from a tweet that popped up on my timeline talking about their new adventure in sustainable eating that would take them around the world. After checking out this preview video:

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