Our Organic Issue!

Dear Sprout Readers,

Welcome to our Organic Issue! Here at Friedman, organic and local foods are more synonymous with lunch than peanut butter and jelly.  But more and more it’s not just nutrition students who care about where their food is from and how it’s grown.  In fact, a study on organic food and health recently stirred up some national controversy.  We break down the research for you in this issue.  We also feature an alumni interview with Jody Biergiel, who certifies organic farmers and handlers as Director of Handler Certification for CCOF.  In addition, read on to find a delicious recipe featuring organic apples, a restaurant review of a local organic restaurant, and a spotlight feature of Friedman’s own organic garden.

There’s more than just organic food talk though, and we hope you enjoy all the great info put forth in our October issue.

Your editors,

Ashley Carter and Lisa D’Agrosa

Organics: Bang for your Buck? By Amy Elvidge: Get the breakdown of Stanford’s study on organic vs conventional agriculture and what the results mean for your health and your wallet.

Interview with Jody Biergiel, N06 AFE, Director of Handler Certification, CCOF Certification Services by Ashley Carter: Find out about Friedman alumna Jody Biergiel’s job as Director of Handler Certification for a major organic certification organization, her thoughts on organics, and how the Friedman School shaped her path. 

Cooked Apples with Raisins by Lainey Younkin, RDWhat are you going to do with all your apples after apple picking? Try this recipe for a sweet side dish or a delicious dessert. 

Loving Life at Life Alive by Natalie ObermeyerFind out more about the delicious, organic, vegetarian food at this Central Square café. 

 A Garden Grows at Friedman by Lisa D’Agrosa, RD: Did you know our tiny campus has it’s own organic vegetable garden? Read on to learn more about the garden and how you can get your hands dirty – literally.

 The Complexity of Cravings Redefined by Katie Fesler: Ever wonder if there was a scientific reason for your chocolate cravings?  Find out more about the science (or lack-thereof) behind why we crave certain foods.

Food Day 2012: Healthy + Sustainable + Affordable + Fair by Alison Brown, MSFood Day is coming up on October 24.  Read about how you can help bring food that is healthy, sustainable, affordable, and fair to the plates of all Americans.

Biking: The Best Way to Get Around Boston by Lauren Kaskey: Learn tips for safely biking around the city.  Have fun, stay in shape, and get from point A to point B faster than the T.

“Fall” in Love With Outdoor Fitness by Sheryl Lynn Carvajal: Working out doesn’t always mean being confined within the walls of  a gym.  Here are some ways you can mix up your workout and enjoy the fall weather at the same time!

The Friedman Sprout is a monthly student run newspaper that aims to serve the student population at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, prospective students, and alumni. Our mission is to report on newsworthy information that affects the Friedman community including nutrition research, food policy, internship and volunteer opportunities, as well as school events. Our editorial slant is that of sustainability in food and nutrition.

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