Welcome to The Second Annual Food Issue

Dear Sprout Readers,

Welcome to the “Food” Issue!  Here at Friedman, food is what we do.  We study its nutritional value, how to grow it sustainably, and what policies inform how and by whom it is consumed.  We spend our time eating, breathing and sleeping food. And in our free time, we concoct new recipes, try new restaurants, and dream of a day when we all have unlimited access to healthy, affordable food.  So in this issue, we talk about food.

Read about the Boston Local Food Festival, what’s going on with the new Friedman cafe, and how Obama and Romney differ in their food policies and preferences.  Also learn about the health benefits of different fall foods, and try a new Stuffed Pumpkin recipe for Thanksgiving.

Happy eating!

Your editors,
Lisa D’Agrosa and Ashley Carter

The Stakes Remain High as Farm Bill 2012 Is Left on the Table By Lisa D’Agrosa, RD : Congress may be relatively mum on what’s happening (or rather not happening) with the 2012 Farm Bill but there’s a lot to talk out.  Read to find out what is affected by our current lack of a farm bill.  

Alumni Spotlight with Dr. Diane McKay, NutComm, PhD Human Nutrition, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy By Kiley AlbrechtTake a glimpse into life –and the very interesting research happening- on the other side of Friedman.

Body Image: Feeling Blue in Your Skinny Jeans? Perhaps, Blame Your Skinny Genes By Kari G. Kempf: New research on body image suggests that the quest for thinness may be more than skin deep. 

Avanti Market: the New Friedman Café By Ashley Carter: We have a new cafe finally inhabiting our school’s main building.  Learn about it’s young history and what is available to eat.

Food Justice at Friedman: From a Group to a League By Lainey Younkin, RD:  A new year brings a new name: an interview with the leaders of the Friedman Justice League, formerly known as the Justice, Equity & Food at Friedman (JEFF) group. 

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Pumpkin By Natalie Obermeyer: Check out this vegan recipe; sure to wow all the people gathered around your Thanksgiving table this year. 

Fabulous Fall Flavors: Yummy Foods That Are Healthy Too! By Sheryl Carvajal Find out how some of the best flavors of fall can satisfy your appetite and satisfy your health!

More than Just Baked Beans!  Boston Local Food Festival By Amy Elvidge: The nation’s largest local food festival spotlights local food growers, producers, distributors and educators in transforming our regional and national food system one meal at a time. 

No Food Fight Here: Presidential Candidates Quiet on the Food Policy Front By M.E. Malone: Election ’12: No Food Fight – food and farm policies on the back burner during political discussions.

Yoki Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar: A Must-Try Sushi Joint in Central Square By Thony TranStop by for a Yoki (low-key) dinner and get a taste of our Boston sports teams sushi-style!

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