Fall Into Action

Dear Readers,

Here in Boston, sweater weather has arrived. The leaves are changing, temps are dipping and the semester is in full swing. But that isn’t stopping Friedmanites from getting up, getting out and experiencing new things. From bridging the gap in farm worker inequality to trying new fall-inspired recipes, this month’s action-packed issue is all about treats—no tricks!

First up, Julie Kurtz gives us the low-down on California’s new labor standards and what it means for agriculture worker welfare and the Friedman School.

And then Kathleen Nay and Krissy Scommegna are all about networking. Kathleen enlightens us to the art of informational interviewing, while Krissy walks us through her visually enticing weekend full of fun, real-talk and delectable indulgences at Eat Retreat. Trust us—you’ll want to sign up.

Thankfully, Katelyn Castro and Julia Sementelli encourage us to think outside the pumpkin-spice box this autumn. Katelyn gives us five in-season veggies to try this fall (with recipes, of course), and Julia teaches us how to make better-than-storebought almond milk.

To take full advantage of fall, Dani Bradley gives us a must-visit list of beautiful Boston parks to hit up on your next day trip or run, while Micaela Young provides runners with two strength circuits to avoid injury and keep the miles a comin’.

Enjoy this issue of The Sprout, and don’t forget to follow us on twitter (@friedmansprout) and Facebook.

Happy Reading!

Micaela & Kathleen

In this issue:

Overdue for Overtime

by Julie Kurtz

A new California law just enacted the most revolutionary labor standards since the creation of the 40-hour work week.  What is it?  Well, it’s the 40-hour work week. But will it improve equality? Will it impact the cost of your food? Will equitable farm labor make your vegetables healthier? And will the new law change the curriculum at Friedman?

A Crash Course in Informational Interviewing

by Kathleen Nay

For someone new to networking, the process can seem intimidating and unclear as to where to begin. Informational interviews are a low-risk but valuable way to start building a professional network.

Eat Retreat 2016: My Weekend at Camp

by Krissy Scommegnabourbonandhamtasting

40 people. 9 shared meals. 20 participant-driven workshops. 4 days of culinary bliss.


Five Veggies to Try This Fall

by Katelyn Castro

screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-3-20-02-pmWith the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, you may be missing the summer barbeques with crisp corn on cob, grilled zucchini, and fresh tomato-mozzarella-basil salads. But, don’t fill your grocery cart with canned or frozen veggies just yet! Fall vegetables can be just as satisfying, especially when you have some delicious recipes to try.


How To Make Your Own Almond Milk

by Julia Sementelli

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Spoiler: It’s so much better than the stuff you’ll find in the grocery store




Opportunities for Exploring Fall in Boston

by Dani Bradley



New to Boston? Now is the time to get outside before winter arrives (and appears to never leave)!



Stop, Circuit Time! Strength Training for Runners

by Micaela Youngscreen-shot-2016-10-01-at-11-21-28-am

Fall is the best season for running: The return of goldilocks temperatures, the crunch of leaves under our feet and the refreshing crispness of the air happily gets us outside. Whether you plan to take on new PR or distance goals this autumn, or just want to enjoy nature’s scenery, the simple strength training circuits below will help you go the distance.

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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