Crumbs January 2, 2013

Let’s start the New Year off right with a donation to Truck Farm Omaha. Truck Farm Omaha travels around our area educating our youth about where their food comes from in a very hands-on way by showing them how to garden in the back of a truck. If you visit their website and donate, your donation can sponsor a Truck Farm visit that teaches kids about food through Truck Farm Omaha’s mobile garden. The website is www.truckfarmomaha.com for more information.

Honors have been extended to Terry Huang Ph. D and his collaborators for accepting the Design Research Award and Scholarship from the Virginia Society of the American Institutes of Architects in November for a school design that promotes healthy eating. The design incorporated edible landscapes, water access and signage into the kitchen and cafeteria areas. “The design presents a new practice-oriented tool to help prevent childhood obesity,” Dr. Huang said. “School design is known to impact student behavior, development and academic performance. The school food environment also can impact children’s eating behaviors,” he said. Dr. Huang is the chairman and professor of Health Promotion, Social and Behaviorial Health at UNMC College of Public Health. The school that inhabits the design is located in rural central Virginia.  The Reader will feature Dr. Huang and his project later in February in the Dish section.

posted at 09:42 pm
on Thursday, December 20th, 2012

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Crumbs

Cookies, Carols & Cocoa

Omaha Culinary Tours offers some pretty impressive tours throughout the year, but the Cookies, Carols & Cocoa tour is just about as “holiday” as you can get without wearing a...

more »


Crumbs

Skate & Feed

If you plan on visiting the ConAgra Foods ice skating rink after its opening on December 12, bring along some non-perishable food items to add to the donation boxes there. Food...

more »


Crumbs

Congrats, Nebraska Brewing Company

Nebraska Brewing Company just added another award to their growing list, and this one’s international. In the European Beer Star competition, Nebraska Brewing...

more »


Crumbs

Holiday Market

You can never have too much fancy cheese and jams and all that jazz on hand during the holiday season, whether it’s to gift to someone or to eat on your own because it’s too cold to...

more »


Crumbs

A Cherry Christmas

There’s good news if you’ve ever looked at a Nativity scene and thought to yourself, “Sure, this is great and all, but it would be better if I could eat it.” The Cordial Cherry is...

more »







Advanced Search