Category: Nutrition

Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen
April 13, 2018April 13, 2018
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Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen

Not all produce is created equal.  Some fruits and vegetables are more susceptible to soaking up pesticides than others. The dirty dozen include fruits and vegetables that have a softer outer layer such as strawberries and apples, while the clean fifteen include thicker-skinned produce such as eggplant and cantaloupe. The Environmental Working Group has comprehensive guides...

Ever wonder what to do with your CSA box?
March 14, 2018March 14, 2018
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Ever wonder what to do with your CSA box?

With author, eater, and connector, Mi Ae Lipe’s new book Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook you won’t have to. Through recipes, nutrition information, fun facts, and more this book tells the story of food-from seed to plate. Arranged by season, each crop entry features extensive information on storage and cooking techniques, as well...

Guide to stop eating sugar
March 13, 2018March 13, 2018
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Guide to stop eating sugar

The modern American diet contains hidden amounts of added sugar. Added sugar is in most things you wouldn’t normally think of including bread, sauces, and chicken stock. These sweeteners are tasty and highly caloric, making it easier to overeat. Research indicates that an over abundance of simple carbohydrates, such as sugar is the driving force...

Foods for brain health
March 1, 2018March 1, 2018
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Foods for brain health

Neuroscientists studying Alzheimer’s and dementia suggest that a healthy diet can affect cognitive functions.  Some foods play a neuro-protective role, protecting the brain from harm, while other foods are harmful for the brain, increasing the risk of cognitive decline.  The best foods for brain health are foods high in vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, glucose,...

Food waste in America
December 26, 2017December 26, 2017
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Food waste in America

A recent article in USA Today, investigated food waste across America. On average, 31-40% of our food is thrown away after harvest.  That amount of food equals 1,200 calories per person per day that is wasted. Dr. Roni Neff, John Hopkins University, lead the first study of the nutrient content of food waste. The study...

Nutrition as a Prescription
November 30, 2017November 30, 2017
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Nutrition as a Prescription

A recent article published in the NY Times, discusses how doctors across the country are realizing the connections between illness and diet.  Instead of handing their patients pamphlets, some doctors are teaching their patients how to prepare healthy meals.  This includes building teaching kitchens next to their offices, creating food pantries, or prescribing culinary education programs...

Colds and Flu Class
October 13, 2017October 23, 2017
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Colds and Flu Class

North Slope Farm is hosting a class on how to differentiate between cold and flu symptoms.  Participants will learn some home remedies for prevention and treatment for people of all ages.  This course will be taught by Pat Chichon, APN. Pat is a nurse practitioner, herbalist, nutritional consultant, and homeopath; who has been practicing in...

The Next Big Thing In Health Care Reform
September 14, 2017September 14, 2017
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The Next Big Thing In Health Care Reform

This past Sunday, NOFA-NJ and The Suppers Program joined forces to present Sourcing Health Locally, a conference hignlighting the relationships between the healthcare system and the food system.  Doctors and consumers alike are recognizing that what we eat affects how we feel. Some doctors and patients are taking this idea a step further. A new initiative...

4-Science Backed Reasons for Eating Organic
July 27, 2017July 27, 2017
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4-Science Backed Reasons for Eating Organic

The main issue of buying organic is the cost versus environmental & health benefits.  How can we, as consumers find a balance? What products are better to buy organic? This article may help with answering these questions. Read More: http://time.com/4871915/health-benefits-organic-food/  

Health benefits of organic food, farming outlined in new report | News | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
July 19, 2017July 19, 2017
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Health benefits of organic food, farming outlined in new report | News | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This article gives excellent advice about food choices and healthy eating. It also touches on the future of the organic movement. February 8, 2017 – A report prepared for the European Parliament, co-authored by Harvard Chan School’s Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health, outlines the health benefits of… Source: Health benefits of organic food,...

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