Monthly Archives: September 2013


5 Reasons Your City Should Ban Wasteful Plastic Grocery Bags

102 billion. That’s how many plastic bags Americans use every year, according to the Clean Air Council. Another example of unnecessary waste, these bags pile up in landfills and litter the landscape. In response, local governments across the country have banned single-use plastic bags. Here are five reasons your city should do the same: 5 …

The Dinner Less Wasted: 10 Tips for More Efficient Eating

While we’re focusing on ending child hunger in America this month by participating in the Go Orange campaign, it might be a good idea to look at our own relationship with food. How can we search for constructive ways to feed the kids across the street when we can’t even manage our own food consumption? …

6 Things You Should Know About Goat Meat

You love goat cheese, right? What about goat meat? No clue? Even though goat is the most widely consumed red meat in the world, it’s just now becoming popular in America – and with good reason, although there are some significant drawbacks to eating goat meat that are worth noting. Here’s what you need to …

10 Ways To Trick Your Kids Into Eating Veggies

You have enough to worry about already when it comes to your children. Choosing the right family doctor, treating scrapes and bruises, and ensuring that your kid sees just as much sunshine as he does television (or more) can feel like a full-time job all on its own. As eating right is the foundation of …

7 Things You Need to Know About Trans Fats

There’s a long list of dietary dangers you should avoid as you navigate up and down the grocery aisles. That list gets longer every day, though, and it’s hard enough keeping track of the “what” to stop and worry about the “why.” But even though we might not have all the facts about high fructose …

4 Worst Ways to Fight Hunger (You’ll Never Donate Cans to Charity Again!)

Our most recent post in support of No Kid Hungry and their GO ORANGE campaign showcased five effective ways to volunteer your time to end hunger in America. And those strategies are vital in the quest to provide reliable meals to about 50 million underfed Americans, including almost 16 million children. But these great new …

What’s the Environmental Cost of Your Greek Yogurt Habit?

How much do you love Greek yogurt? Well, if you’re reading this the answer is probably somewhere between “Uh, the most?” and “I’m making Greek yogurt batches in my basement sink right now. Why do you ask?” Hey, we get it. The stuff has a velvety smooth texture and just the right amount of tang, …

5 Ways You Can Help End Hunger in America

We all know the standard routine for anyone intent on helping to end hunger in America: reaching deep into cupboards for some old canned corn or peach halves to donate. Maybe you bypass the canned goods and go straight to writing a check to a local food bank. For those who prefer hands-on volunteer work, …