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  • Community Change at Harlem Grown: From the Ground Up | Tony Hillery | Change Food Fest

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    Tony Hillery, founder and director of Harlem Grown, shares the story of Harlem Grown and the community that they serve. The empty lot turned urban garden across the street from the first school they served, proved that if a kid plants it, they will eat it. The garden grew 38 pounds of produce the first year and now it’s up to 3000 pounds. They also educate families how to cook and focus on workforce development. Listen in for more of this amazing story. Read More

  • Back to Scratch | Justin Johnson | Change Food Fest

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    Justin Johnson, CEO and Founder of Sustainable|Kitchens, talks about bringing real food back into the institutional food service industry. He challenges chefs to think sustainably, moving from packaged foods with substantial waste and no taste, to whole foods while reducing costs, increasing sales, and keeping the customer happy. Read More

  • Everything You Ever Need to Know: Youth Learn to Earn at the Farm | Tessa Edick | Change Food Fest

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    Tessa Edick, founder of the FarmOn! Foundation, talks about the struggles with succession in farming, and teaching the next generation to be excited about the opportunity. FarmOn! Foundation helps to shift the paradigm, teaching kids the business of food with real skill sets as they live on the property, using the farm as a classroom. Read More

  • Green Bronx Machine: National Health and Wellness Center at PS 55 – Stephen Ritz

    TEDxManhattan

    Stephen Ritz (Mr. Steve to his students) is the founder of Green Bronx Machine. Steve talks about the challenges that continue to face his students in the South Bronx and building the National Health & Wellness Center at PS55. The Center will send his students home with 100 lbs of vegetables each week that they grow in school. Read More

  • Marketing Environmental HipHop and Culinary Wellness – Alkemia Earth

    TEDxManhattan

    Vegan rapper DJ Cavem and wife and DJ Alkemia Earth perform and talk about healthy food. Read More

  • Changing the Way Los Angeles Students Eat in Schools – David Binkle

    TEDxManhattan

    David Binkle tackles the question: Can we make school children eat healthy foods and actually enjoy it? As the Director of Food Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Binkle reminds the audience that there is always a solution to the complex issues in the food system, and they provide us with massive opportunities. If the children in our schools are our future, we need to critically analyze who is consuming the foods that we are preparing for the public to consume. Read More

  • Celebrating Resilience – Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students – Clint Smith

    TEDxManhattan

    “So often we focus so much on the quicksand, that we fail to see what has refused to drown.” In this inspiring performance, Clint Smith discusses the challenges faced by his students in Southeast Washington, DC, and how we can reframe the narrative surrounding these challenges to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments rather than focusing on their hardships. Read More

  • Good Food Can Change Everything – Sunny Young

    TEDxManhattan

    Mississippi has the highest obesity rates in the United States. Food needs to change in the cafeterias, in the classroom, and in the community. Sunny Young talks about the obstacles and efforts being taken to provide healthy, local, whole food to students in school. Read More

  • Lunch Lessons, Changing the Way We Feed Our Children – Ann Cooper

    TEDxManhattan

    Ann Cooper is the renegade lunch lady and she wants to put salad bars in schools across the country because hungry kids can’t learn, malnourished kids can’t think. She explains how we need to spend more to feed our kids more nutritious food in schools – it’s not as crazy as you think. Read More

  • Marketing Food to Children – Anna Lappé

    TEDxManhattan

    Anna Lappé took the TEDxManhattan stage to take on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food to children and teens, and asked the food industry to leave the parenting to the parents. Click here for Anna’s full bio.  … Read More