Videos: School Food

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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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Food Physics – Bill Yosses

    TEDxManhattan

    Bill Yosses was the executive pastry chef at the White House. Bill advocates for indulging in dessert with good ingredients but not let our desires run wild with our health. He talks about the need to engage young people through science and active lifestyles.

  • The TEDx Project – Making the TEDxManhattan 2013 Stage Sign – Stephen Ritz

    TEDxManhattan

    In 2013 students from the Calhoun School on the upper west side of Manhattan and students from the Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx (led by teachers David Hyman and Stephen Ritz) got together to build the stage sign for the annual TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” event.

  • Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way into a New Economy – Stephen Ritz

    TEDxManhattan

    Stephen Ritz is not a farmer. He’s a parent, a resident and a teacher. He noticed his students were getting fatter and sicker. This is Steve’s crusade to get his students to eat healthy by learning to grow their food and their community.