Monthly Archives: June 2013
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Rethink the Drink Update

Here is an update on the work of our friends at the Community Environmental Council to install water refill stations at local schools.

How to Miss a Childhood

HERE is a powerful reflection on the distractions, diversions, and delusions that are separating many parents from the experience of their children’s lives, and sending damaging messages to those children. Many thanks to “Hands Free Read more

From salad bar etiquette to kitchen safety to the effect of sugar on a child's metabolism, Culinary Boot Camp students make the connection between their work and the lifelong health and wellness of the children they feed.

Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative Celebrates Training of 350 School Food Service Employees as it Hosts Final Culinary Boot Camp

From salad bar etiquette to kitchen safety to the effect of sugar on a child’s metabolism, Culinary Boot Camp students make the connection between their work and the lifelong health and wellness of the children Read more

Carp Main Apple Tast Test (1)

Young Children Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables More When They Get to Help

By Theresa Embry How do you get children to eat more fruits and vegetables? Allow them to participate in the process of choosing, preparing and serving healthy food! 

Kids Love to Eat Food They have Grown Themselves

This post from our friends at Live Healthy Nevada County reminds us that the most successful school gardens and food literacy initiatives make real food and healthy practices normative behaviors. Growing, harvesting, and eating our Read more

Liliana Encinas, Latino Initiatives & Outreach Coordinator for the Aware & Prepare Initiative, oversees fire extinguisher training in the Orfalea Foundation parking lot.

Listos Prepares for Expansion with Train the Trainer Event

Liliana Encinas, Latino Initiatives & Outreach Coordinator for the Aware & Prepare Initiative, oversees fire extinguisher training in the Orfalea Foundation parking lot. By Barbara Andersen and Hilary Hensley. The Orfalea Foundation offices served as Read more

Parent Support for Scratch-Cooked School Food is Just a Tasting Away

Here’s a video from last year about how Buena Vista Elementary School in Lompoc made the transition to scratch-cooked meals and won the hearts (and stomachs) of parents as well as students.  

UCSB Arts & Lectures brought Richard Louv to Santa Barbara in May of 2012. Here, he addresses a packed house at the Granada Theater.

Nature Deficit Disorder Affects Children and Adults

UCSB Arts & Lectures brought Richard Louv to Santa Barbara in May of 2012. Here, he addresses a packed house at the Granada Theater. By Carly Kray Richard Louv coined the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” Read more

Students Plant Edible Landscape at Santa Barbara High School

by Melissa Fontaine When Jose Caballero challenged his 3rd period Environmental Science students to address an environmental problem in Santa Barbara, his students came up with a delicious solution. The class idea was to transform part Read more

Oak Valley Elementary School Principal Rob Bergan and fifth graders.

How Logical is Recess Before Lunch?

By Dean Zatkowsky “You wouldn’t eat a big meal and then go straight to the gym, would you?” I thought it was a trick question; that she was trying to get me to admit that Read more