Web Resources

Food Literacy Web Resources

By Sheila Crye CCP and the Food Literacy Working Group

Last updated August, 2015

 

AGRICULTURE

Center for Ecoliteracy: http://www.ecoliteracy.org

Harvard School of Public Health about the sustainable food chain: http://bit.ly/1HYOvzZ

Maryland annual farming/fishery/food and beverage festivals:

“Maryland Farm and Harvest” public television series: http://www.mpt.org/programs/farm/

Montgomery Countryside Alliance: http://mocoalliance.org

Montgomery County CSAs: http://mocoalliance.org/newsroom/community-supported-agriculture/ 

Montgomery County Farm Bureau: http://montgomery.mdfarmbureau.com

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (UC Davis): http://bit.ly/1LjD2ft

Sustainable Table: Local and Regional Food Systems: http://bit.ly/1bC9AQb

Urban Agriculture

 

ADVOCACY

Food First: The Institute for Food Policy and Development: http://foodfirst.org

Food Research and Action Center Legislative Action Center: http://frac.org/leg-act-center/

Jamie Oliver’s petition calling for mandatory food education in schools: http://bit.ly/1fkfmLS

Minnesota Food Charter, planning for a healthier future: http://mnfoodcharter.com

Real Food for Kids – Montgomery: http://realfoodforkidsmontgomery.org/index.php

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY: http://bit.ly/1cozy6O

 

COOKING

Active living/healthy eating for children and families:

Common materials of cookware, Cooking for Engineers: http://bit.ly/19f073u

Cooking classes in Montgomery County

Evidence-based culinary curriculum: www.fsnep.org

Recipes

 

COOKING AND NUTRITION EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Learning Zone Express: https://www.learningzonexpress.com/

NCES Health Nutrition Education: http://www.ncescatalog.com/

Nasco (for food models): http://www.enasco.com/nutrition/

 

CULINARY HISTORY

Culinary Historians of Washington: http://www.chowdc.org

Happy Crabs Have Old Bay Seasoning, A Brief History: http://bit.ly/1MPA5By

History of the pepper spice: http://bit.ly/1H1WSvM

 

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

“Is Butter Really Back?” Harvard School of Public Health: http://bit.ly/1BCP4by

“Is Sugar Toxic?” http://nyti.ms/1GTzxdI

Potatoes might be keeping French people skinny, Grubstreet: http://grb.st/1J6BCp5

 

FARMERS MARKETS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY: http://bit.ly/1CfLODZ

 

FOOD AND FOOD SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Center for a Livable Future: http://bit.ly/1iDEUCO

Institute Of Medicine’s framework for assessing the food system: http://bit.ly/1rRVvbg

Institute Of Medicine’s mapping the food system and its effects: http://bit.ly/1BrdzOE

Montgomery County, Maryland, Food System Profile: http://bit.ly/1InllXa

WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine: http://www.wolframalpha.com

 

FOOD BLOGS AND WEBSITES

7 best food blogs for eating on a budget: http://huff.to/1Hlbd15

Wendy Bazil’s: http://healthierkitchen.blogspot.com  

Jane Black’s Eat. Drink. Think.: http://www.janeblack.net

Sheila Crye’s: http://ouryoungchefs.com

Tamar Haspel’s: http://starvingofftheland.com

Elizabeth Hubley’s http://www.sienawellness.com

Dr. Daphne Keshishian’s http://diningwithadoc.com

Natural foods recipe journal: http://www.101cookbooks.com

Judy Newton’s Olney Farmers Market: http://bit.ly/1J6vey1

Bettina Elias Siegal’s blog about kids and food, in school and out: http://bit.ly/1e1cI9C

Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition: http://foodanthro.com

Vegetarians: http://www.greenkitchenstories.com

Jessica Weiss’: http://www.growingsoul.org

Mark Winne on food policy: http://www.markwinne.com/marks-blog/

Central

 

FOOD ESSAYS AND NEWS ARTICLES

“Cooking as the Cornerstone of a Sustainable Food System,” by Kim O’Donnel, Civil Eats: http://bit.ly/1jjC8Pf

“Hotter and Healthier: How Americans Food Tastes are Changing,” CNBC: http://cnb.cx/1QFAahD

“Measuring Nutrition Literacy: Problems and Possible Solutions,” by Elena T. Carbone, Journal of Nutritional Disorders and Therapy: http://bit.ly/1In3lMI

“Michael Pollan: Cooking for Yourself is the Real Independence,” The Splendid Table: http://bit.ly/14WxMwG

“Shut Up and Eat, a Foodie Repents,” by John Lanchester, The New Yorker: http://nyr.kr/ZT6wwz

“Was 2014 a Watershed Year for Food Politics?” by Dana Woldow, Beyond Chron: http://bit.ly/1wCS4Gl

Where People Around the World Eat the Most Sugar and Fat,” The Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1zUcAWp

 

FOOD HUBS

Baltimore Food Hub: http://www.baltimorefoodhub.com

National Good Food Network, Food Hub Resources: http://www.ngfn.org/resources/food-hubs

 

FOOD INDUSTRY CAREERS

Cooking teachers

Chefs and restaurateurs

Culinary historians

Culinary tourism operators

Food policy professionals

Food photographers and stylists

Food studies academics

Food writers, editors and publishers

Grocery manufacturers and grocers

Marketing and public relations communicators

Nutritionists and food scientists

 

FOOD LITERACY PROGRAMS

Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture, San Francisco: http://www.cuesa.org

Food Day, by the Center for Science in the Public Interest: http://bit.ly/1RdAizN

Lexicon of Sustainability: http://lexiconofsustainability.com

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY: https://www.stonebarnscenter.org

Sustainable Food Center in Austin, Texas: http://sustainablefoodcenter.org

The Cooking Room, a culinary nutrition program in Greenwich Village, NYC: http://bit.ly/1Bmj8OS

The Food Literacy Center, Sacramento, CA: http://www.foodliteracycenter.org

The Food Literacy Project, Louisville, KY: http://foodliteracyproject.org

 

FOOD POLICY COUNCIL WEBSITES (a sampling)

Baltimore Food Policy Advisory Committee (Food PAC): http://bit.ly/1GFdJRI

Chef Spike Mendelsohn will chair DC’s new food policy council: http://wapo.st/1LRlFBl

Chicago Food Policy Council: http://chicagofoodpolicy.com

Food policy council directory: http://bit.ly/1N6eWmR

Iowa Food Systems Council: http://iowafoodsystemscouncil.org

Los Angeles Food Policy Council: http://goodfoodla.org

Michigan State Food Policy Subcommittee: http://1.usa.gov/1CqYat6

New York State Council on Food Policy: http://www.nyscfp.org

Philadelphia Food Council Advisory Committee: http://phillyfpac.org

Puget Sound Regional Food Policy Council: http://bit.ly/1LrZ4O8

San Francisco (City and County) Food: http://sfgov.org/sffood/

State & local food policy councils: http://www.statefoodpolicy.org/?pageID=qanda

Sustainable Food Policy Board, Austin, TX: http://www.austintexas.gov/sfpb

 

FOOD RECOVERY

Community Food Rescue: http://bit.ly/1GTg8tx

Maryland Food Recovery Network: http://bit.ly/1Bmwzyg

Nourish Now: http://nourishnow.org

 

FOOD SAFETY

Nathan Myhrvold on food-related diseases: http://huff.to/1Hlbd15

Food Safety News: http://www.foodsafetynews.com

“What is the Food Safety Modernization Act?” http://bit.ly/19fwMPQ

 

FOOD SYSTEM/POLICY E-NEWSLETTERS AND LISTSERVS

Civil Eats: http://civileats.com/subscribe/

COMFOOD: https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/comfood   

Food Research and Action Center Weekly Digest: http://bit.ly/1BK1TqZ

Maryland Food System Map (Quarterly, from the Center for a Livable Future): http://bit.ly/1IwILt7

Food Policy Network (Center for a Livable Future): http://bit.ly/1fxYalY

 

GARDENING

Composting:

Grow It Eat It Montgomery County vegetable gardening classes: http://bit.ly/1FpRYS5

Master Gardener program, University of Maryland Extension: http://extension.umd.edu/mg

Montgomery Victory Gardens: http://montgomeryvictorygardens.org

Roof gardens:

School gardens:

 

HUNGER MITIGATION

Cooking Matters (Share Our Strength): http://cookingmatters.org

Crossroads Community Food Network: http://bit.ly/1N6CJ6G

Double bucks for food stamps: http://n.pr/1QFzoBd

Maryland Hunger Solutions: http://www.marylandhungersolutions.org

Manna Food Center: http://bit.ly/1GT49MG

MCPS Summer Food Service Program: http://bit.ly/1HccM52        

No Kid Hungry (Share Our Strength): https://www.nokidhungry.org

 

LOCAL CULINARY INCUBATOR LIST: http://bit.ly/1Bmv6bl

 

NUTRITION

“Healthy Diet Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Minority Women”: http://bit.ly/1GkB200

“Meat on the Side: Modern Menus Shift the Focus to Vegetables,” Wall Street Journal: http://on.wsj.com/1HZ2yWl

“Nutriton Panel Calls for Less Sugar, Eases Fat and Cholesterol Restrictions”: http://nyti.ms/1COZVBX

“What America Eats: Our Exclusive Survey on America’s Changing Tastes,” with infographics, communitytable.com: http://bit.ly/1L3LGPa

10 best foods: http://bit.ly/1cLBxsd and 10 worst foods: http://bit.ly/1BqJbEe

Carbs and hunger: http://nyti.ms/1k8VpGs

Eating to support the immune system: http://1.usa.gov/1dQJK7E

Fullness factor: http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/fullness-factor

Mediterranean Foodways Alliance, Oldways Health Traditions Heritage: http://bit.ly/1nI4Zm9

Nutrition Action Newsletter (Center for Science in the Public Interest): https://orders.cspinet.org/subscriptions/

Protein for Recreational Athletes infographic: http://bit.ly/1QFuvrZ

University of Maryland Extension Food and Nutrition: http://bit.ly/1JXA3tO

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion site map: http://1.usa.gov/1dQJK7E

 

OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY/HEALTHY WEIGHT

Collaborate for Healthy Weight (Health and Human Services and National Institute for Children’s Health Quality): http://bit.ly/1N6yZ5o

Eat Well Be Active – Healthy Montgomery: http://bit.ly/1dMJ4YI

Statistics: http://1.usa.gov/1OknPL5

Youth Risk Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://bit.ly/1Bmj8OS

 

PROFESSIONAL FOOD AND FOOD SYSTEMS ASSOCIATIONS

Association for the Study of Food and Society: http://www.food-culture.org

List of associations: http://1.usa.gov/1TyrKHR

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: http://sustainableagriculture.net

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association: http://sustainableaged.org

 

RESTAURANTS SOURCING SUSTAINABLY-FARMED INGREDIENTS

8407 Kitchen Bar, Silver Spring: www.8407kb.com/  

Founding Farmers, Potomac: http://bit.ly/1fm9vWf

Ricciuti’s, Olney: http://www.ricciutis.com

Maryland farm-to-table restaurant list: http://bit.ly/1RwfPqf

The Daily Dish, Silver Spring: http://www.thedailydishrestaurant.com

Sweet Green, Bethesda, College Park, Silver Spring: http://sweetgreen.com  

Yamas Mediterranean Grill, Bethesda: http://www.yamasgrill.com

 

SCHOOL FOOD

Chef Ann Cooper:

Culinary Institute of America Healthy Kids Food and Flavor Trends: http://bit.ly/1fkrb4L

Edible Schoolyard: http://edibleschoolyard.org

Farm to school:

Healthy Schools Network Inc.: http://bit.ly/1dMGz8J

Policy options to improve school food outside of meals: http://bit.ly/1GSZ3je

School Food Focus (website and e-newsletter): http://www.schoolfoodfocus.org