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Dear Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Staff,

Happy November! This is my first official semester as Editor-in-Chief of the Grapevine Newsletter, and I am looking forward to collaborating with many of you on future issues.

In this mid-semester fall issue, we would like to give a warm welcome to some of the new students who began the Program in Nutrition both in the spring and fall of 2013 (page 6). These New Student Notes give everyone a glimpse of our nutrition backgrounds, interests and future pursuits.

In this edition’s feature, we learn about Rockland Farm Alliance and sustainable food production in Rockland County, NY.  This issue also explores some relevant research on nutrition and childhood obesity as it relates to psychosocial theory (page 5). Experience the food of Spain in our Exotic Tastes section (page 8), or zip across to Pennsylvania and check out life on a pig farm in our Out and About section (page 12). There is a re-cap of the October NYCNEN meeting held at TC (page 10), and our Op-Ed tells a story about living vibrantly despite chronic pain (page 11).

We have a Restaurant Review of Harlem’s Jin Ramen and some exciting free fitness opportunities to check out (page 9). With the fall season in full swing and the holidays approaching, this issue would not be complete without an extensive Recipe Section (page 14) full of winter squash and baked apples galore!

Thanks to all of the students who have volunteered to write. The Grapevine is written by the students in the Teachers College Program in Nutrition. I encourage all of you to get involved.

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Special thanks to Ryan Renaud, dietetic intern, who has been helping find exciting stories to post on our Facebook page.

Enjoy the issue!

Stephanie Lang                                                                                                                        Editor-in-Chief

Updated: 06/05/2013

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