DATE: CATEGORY: Sustainability

Happy National Chocolate Day from Endorfin Foods

Endorfin Foods is a Berkeley-based, small business that creates craft chocolate bars, made with only the highest quality ingredients, including single origin bars and a unique range of flavored and inclusion bars. Endorfin Foods founder, Brian Wallace, visits Bauman College’s Berkeley location once a term to talk to the Natural Chef students about the health … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

S.O.U.L. Food

By Gwenyth Shears When people hear the term “soul food,” it brings up connotations of good ‘ole southern cooking – fried chicken, candied yams, cornbread, and collard greens. It is food that, for many, is hard to resist. While there is a time and a place for enjoying the comforting flavors of traditional soul food, … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

Cacao: The Mother of Chocolate

We love chocolate, but what do we know of its path from the rainforest to the giftbox? As it turns out, the journey to the delight we all know and love are deeply rooted in history, nature, and involve time-honored traditions. Cacao, or Theobroma cacao, is a tropical evergreen tree that grows in Central America, … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Sustainability

Reducing Food Waste

Envision a landfill. What do you see? Perhaps you picture trashed cars, plastics, and paper. But what about banana peels, half-full fast food containers, and other rotting food? Americans throw out 35 million tons of food every year, according to the EPA. Wasted food makes up 21% of America’s landfill stream—more than paper and plastic. … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Sustainability

How to Reduce Water Consumption in the Kitchen

As two of our locations are in California, we’re well aware of the state’s severe drought, the “worst dry spell in 1,200 years,” as The Guardian puts it. However, climate scientists at Columbia University and elsewhere say this drying trend isn’t restricted to the Golden State. Many predict decades-long mega droughts across the Southwest and … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Sustainability

Supporting Small Farms

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is considering The Food Safety Modernization Act, which would require farms earning under a certain amount of revenue to pay higher regulation fees, is up for review. The government is asking the public to review the sections of the act and share their opinion. Here’s the link to the … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition in the News

Holistic Nutrition Comes of Age

By Dr. By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. Holistic Nutrition: A 40-Year Review with a Glimpse Forward Eating a yummy homemade dinner—such as a spring greens salad with a lemon artichoke heart dressing, fresh caught wild salmon with backyard dill and thyme sauce, and baked yam topped with yogurt and nutmeg—is an example of eating local, whole, fresh, colorful foods, ideally grown in soil … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition in the News

Want to Avoid a Thirsty Future? Eat Less Meat

A global increase in meat consumption is predicted to lead to a shortage of water due to the high demand of water needed to sustain animal production.  If people do not embrace more ecologically sensible diet alternatives, the high demand of animal products (meats, eggs, cheese, etc.) will raise product prices, decrease clean water supply, … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

Add Seasonal Wild Apples and Squash to Your Meals

Written by Frances Wall Higgins, a Nutrition Counselor and Educator from Bauman College Source: http://localfoodshift.com/news/view?ID=2269&blog_id=2&pageVar=Wp2Posts_page&currentPage=1&type=local Frances Higgins gathers fall apples. A few years ago I had a healthy mid-life crisis and decided to return to school to get a degree as a Nutrition Counselor and Educator from Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts college. … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition in the News

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Here is a different angle on the Stanford meta-analysis which claimed organics are no more nutritious than conventional foods. This piece argues we need to move beyond the simplistic binary “organic” or “conventional” to a more nuanced understanding of agricultural practices. Written by Kristen Wartman, Bauman College Nutrition Education Graduate Source: http://www.ecocentricblog.org/2012/09/18/organic-agriculture-fifty-plus-shades-of-gray/ “All natural.” “Farm-fresh.” “Cage-free.” … Read More

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