Matcha is beloved for its health benefits and brings the clarity and energy you need into your busy day. If you drink every sip of matcha with a purpose – whether that’s redeeming its sustained caffeine effects, appreciating its complex flavor profile, or acknowledging its historical significance – you can achieve some sense of mindfulness and “slowness” in your day!
About every five years, Congress, via a Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), reauthorizes essential federal nutrition programs that help provide healthy food and nutrition to more than 35,000,000 children and infants each year. Slow Food USA calls upon Congress and the Biden/Harris Administration to ensure that the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization addresses the many facets of child nutrition security. Read our Executive Director’s letter to Congress.
With Earth Month coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on one of my former “zero-waste” habits that I’ve tossed out the window. I used to love strolling the well-stocked aisles of Sprouts or Whole Foods, cotton produce bags in hand, ready to fill up on all the bulk bin goodies. Whether it was stocking up on dried fruit, rolled oats, or nuts, I thought I was doing the planet a favor by buying everything in bulk without packaging – that is until I met Alex Willson, a pecan farmer and expert on all-things nuts.
Slow Food USA created the National Resilience Fund to give direct financial support to vital businesses and workers in community-based food systems, through local Slow Food chapters and working groups. We caught up with some of the first and second round grantees, which focused on local community initiatives and black-led initiatives.
Slow Food Chicago has been partnering with Urban Growers Collective (UGC), a non-profit urban agriculture organization in Chicago. I had the chance to chat with Laurell Sims, the Co-Founder and CEO – Finance at UGC and Meag Sargent, Food Justice & Policy Co-Chair, and Communications Co-Chair for SFC about their initiatives and more.