Category Archives: November 2013

November Book Club

  A snapshot from the November book club at Dr. Wolf’s place. We read Saru Jayaraman’s Behind the Kitchen Door, and invited Mamdouh and Nin from the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) organization to join us for a fantastic meal and … Continue reading

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Rockland Farm Alliance

by Jack Taliercio Is Rockland County, New York, just thirty miles north of Manhattan, a hotbed of sustainable agriculture?  A grassroots effort, led by the passionate vision of a single farmer, John McDowell, may well revive local food production in … Continue reading

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Journal Watch

By Laura Guerra We all know the numbers. Over the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled (from 7% to 18%), and adolescent obesity has more than tripled (from 5% to 18%). It has spread rapidly across race, … Continue reading

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New Student Notes

On behalf of the Grapevine Newsletter, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the Nutrition students who began their studies here in the Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 semesters. Some of these new students offered to share with … Continue reading

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Exotic Tastes: The traveling foodie- !Viva españa!

by Lindsay Smith One of the best parts about traveling around the world is trying food from different cultures and places. In June, this traveling foodie was lucky enough to visit the wonderful country of Spain for three weeks, so … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Ramen: Not just for broke students anymore, but, of course, we’re still welcome

By Jessica Laifer Miso Ramen, without pork Since Momofuku opened shop in 2004, New York City has been experiencing what some may call a “ramen renaissance”. Ramen bars have popped up all over the city, serving handmade noodles in a … Continue reading

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Work it Out: Yoga, African Dance & Tai Chi….All Free!

By Tyffanie Ammeter As someone new to living in New York City, I have been happily surprised by the number of free fitness occasions offered.  I am the type of person who likes to workout in groups instead of phoning … Continue reading

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NYCNEN October Meeting

by Matthue Tompkins Does nutrition education really work? This was the question proposed for the NYCEN (New York City Nutrition Education Network) meeting, hosted by Teachers College, on October 4. NYCNEN is dedicated to educating and supporting a network of … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Living a Vibrant Life, Despite Chronic Pain

by Sandeep Kaur Dhillon Chronic pain is no joke. Neither is chronic fatigue. The frustration, disillusionment, and hopelessness that come along with these symptoms can make the most resilient of warriors waver. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading

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Out and About: My Week Working on an Organic Pig Farm

By Abigail Robinson I decided to get out of NYC this summer and experience America.  What better way to experience America than on a farm…or a suburban strip mall…but a farm sounded like an adventure.  I also wanted a better … Continue reading

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