"At this point in the campaign race, we know the candidates' beliefs on issues like war, immigration and Wall Street. But what about food?
I wrangled all the information I could find--from tweets to votes--to see where the candidates stand on issues of food policy. Keep in mind, I'm not saying who's right or wrong, just pulling together quotes and votes to help us understand how each candidate views the issues."
Written by Eve Turow Paul for HuffPost Politics. Read the full article here.
“When we see healthier eating, we see more disease prevention and less hospital stays, which means less money spent on healthcare,” says Leah Sarris, chef and program director of The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, where medical students are learning to cook to better advise the health of their patients. By getting them to approach food preparation with ease and awareness, this next generation of doctors is striving to provide building blocks for long-term health management.
Students also teach free cooking classes to the public. Because medical students are being trained to prescribe healthy eating to their patients, Sarris says, the community classes are essential to their learning.
“The hands-on component gets people to talk about food instead of nutrients. Food is something that unites us and we can all understand,” Sarris says.
Written by Jasleena Grewal for YES! Magazine. Read the full article here.
"The New Farmers Student Loan Assistance Program would provide money to new farmers, who have received an associates or bachelor’s degree, or attended the UW-Madison short-course farming industry program. Over a span of five years, farmers would receive payments for their student loans, to help them be successful in farming and investing in that career, rather than paying off their student loans."
Written by Abigail Hantke, for WEAU 13 News. Read the full article here.
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