RESOURCES

APPS

Fooducate
While shopping, get a letter grade and other relevant health information for any given product.

Good Guide

This app gives ratings for products based not just on health, but on its environmental and social impact as well. Includes beauty and household products as well.

Grocery IQ
Shop with a plan! Create grocery lists, search for product information and find coupons.

Dirty Dozen
Quickly access the list of fruits and veggies produced with most pesticides, so that you can decide which to buy organic.

Locavore
Find out what’s seasonal in your area and the nearest farmer’s market.

Clean Plates
An app that will give healthy restaurant recommendations for both New York and LA.

Seafood Watch
With so much talk about the dangers of certain fish, it’s hard to keep track. This app will tell you which fish to eat and which to avoid.

Charity Miles
Exercise for good! Track your exercise with this app and earn money for charity while doing it.

BOOKS

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
by Michael Pollan

Food Politics
by Marion Nestle

The American Way of Eating
by Tracie MacMillan. An author goes undercover to document the reality of food workers’ experiences.

The End of Overeating
by David Kessler

Food: What to Eat and Why
by Nina Planck

Chew on This
by Eric Schlosser

Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat
by Sarah Murray

Food Rules
by Michael Pollan

What to Eat
by Marion Nestle

MOVIES

Food, Inc.
An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.

An Inconvenient Truth
A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. A rallying cry to protect the earth we live on.

The Harvest
Showcases the difficult lives of the children of migrant farmers. This is a good one to show a class to get them thinking about the not-so-good places their food comes from.

Forks Over Knives
This movie looks at our countries current health problems and takes a stance advocating for a low fat, whole foods, plant-based diet.

Fast Food Nation
Examines the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

The Future of Food
Offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Our Daily Bread
A feast which isn’t always easy to digest – and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

King Corn
Do you know where you can find corn?

Killer at Large
An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

Fresh
A look at the farmers and thinkers trying to change our food system.

Vegucated
A look at meat lovers who decide to go vegan for six weeks.

Vanishing Bees
A piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.

Dive
Looks at the emergence of a new sort of sustainable food movement—dumpster diving, or freeganism.

FoodFight
The history and politics of how America eats in a breezy, amusing way.

What’s On Your Plate?
A documentary about kids and food politics.

BLOGS

Smitten Kitchen
Simple and delicious, healthy recipes.

Food Politics
Marion Nestle’s blog keeps you up to date on the latest in the food politics blurbs. She usually will write a short blurb giving her opinion on a relevant issue that links to an article. Good for keeping up with the latest developments!

Saving Naturally
A coupon and deal database for healthy food and stores. (and space efficient).

Big Girls, Small Kitchen
Two women living in New York City that showcase healthy eating in a way that inexpensive (and space efficient).

The Pioneer Woman
A blogger chronicles her life transition from “spoiled city girl” to a mother and wife on a rural farm. The site is filled with kid friendly recipes, as well as teaching tips (she home schools her children), and is just a fun read as well.

Food Babe
An investigative journalist uncovering hidden information about food.

US Food Policy
Another good resource for keeping up with food politics. Usually written in short blurbs, but sometimes more detailed than Marion Nestle’s blog.

Love and Lemons
Always seasonal, delicious, and easy, with beautiful photography.

AAA State of Play
Ideas and rules for fun games and activities for kids.

Chef Bobo’s Blog

MOVERS AND SHAKERS
VIRAL VIDEO

23.5 Hours, the single best thing we can do for our health

Mark Bittman: What’s Wrong with What we Eat
Mark Bittman breaks down what’s wrong with our eating and why it is bad for us and our planet

Wealth Inequality in America
The difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers is mind blowing

Marketing Food to Children: Anna Lappe at TEDx Manhattan
Anna Lappe on Marketing Food to Children

Ann Cooper: What’s wrong with school lunches
Ann Cooper talks about the revolution happening in the school cafeteria

Creativity in cooking can solve our biggest challenges: Jose Andres at TEDx MidAtlantic 2011
Jose Andres shows the power of cooking and how utilizing your culinary creativity can help tackle major food issues, like obesity and hunger

What’s Wrong with Our Food System: Birke Baehr at TEDx Next Generation Asheville
An 11 year-old talks about why they were inspired to change the food system

Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx
Stephen Ritz, a south Bronx teacher, talks about growing gardens with his students