East Bay Express Covers Berkeley Vs. Big Soda

East Bay Express Covers Berkeley Vs. Big Soda
The latest edition of the East Bay Express is out, with a feature on Berkeley’s proposed 2014 ballot measure to place a tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. The article outlines the Berkeley Vs. Big Soda campaign as a grassroots effort to stanch rising levels of obesity and diabetes, especially among low-income communities of color.… Read more »

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients
The LA Times is on a roll! They followed up last month’s article on the expansion of Market Match in LA County with a piece this week on the statewide background and potential impact of Market Match. This five year old program connects shoppers who receive food assistance like CalFresh and WIC with fresh, healthy… Read more »

HuNia’s Kitchen Comes to Thursday Farmers’ Market, 6/5/14

HuNia's Kitchen Comes to Thursday Farmers' Market, 6/5/14
Our series of free, tasty cooking demos at the Farmers’ Market continues this week at our Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market. HuNia’s Kitchen will teach us how to savor the flavor of late spring-early summer with a recipe for Savory Strawberry Kale Salad with Stone Fruit and Goat Cheese. HuNia will also share the benefits… Read more »

“Fed Up” Movie Now Playing at Bay Area Theaters

"Fed Up" Movie Now Playing at Bay Area Theaters
Everyone, head to the movies! Dubbed “the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see,” this is a documentary on a topic whose time has come: the impact of added sugars on our health. In Berkeley, the movie is showing at California Theatre starting May 23rd. It’s also at the Embarcadero in San Francisco.… Read more »

First Farmers’ Market Cooking Demo of the Year, 5/27/14

First Farmers' Market Cooking Demo of the Year, 5/27/14
The first Cooking Demo of the 2014 season will be at our Farmers’ Market Tuesday, May 27th.  HuNia Bradley, former manager of our Farm Fresh Choice program, will be leading the cooking demo with her new business, HuNia’s Kitchen. HuNia will be sharing recipes and samples that are healthy, affordable, and simple to prepare. Up… Read more »