Students eating more fruits, veggies under new USDA guidelines.

Kids eating fruits and veggiesWith nearly 32 million American students receiving government-subsidized meals every day, getting children the nutrition they need is a priority for schools as well as legislators. In the fall of 2012, revamped school lunch guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) went into effect. Continue reading

“Yoga Mat” Chemical Found In Nearly 500 Foods

Sub sandwich yoga matThe controversial “yoga mat” chemical that Vani Hari, creator of, campaigned to remove from Subway sandwich bread has turned up in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group. Continue reading

Touchdown! Meatless options for game day

Photo of Field Roast Game Day SpreadSeattle, WA – Forbes Magazine recently called high-end vegan foods the top culinary trend coming out of 2013. Commercials during this past weekend’s championship football games also brought plant-based diets to the forefront of consumers’ attention with the mention of quinoa, kale and other veggie favorites being served at tailgate parties. Continue reading

Dallas Vegan | James Scott

Texas Veggie Fair logoTomorrow (October 20, 2013) is the 4th annual Texas Veggie Fair (TVF). This event is an important day to many vegans as it celebrates all of the different elements of the vegan lifestyle and shares them with the world. This wonderful event is open to everyone young and old, vegan or not, companion animals are welcome and best of all it is FREE.  Continue reading

Feed people, not landfills – Part 1 of 4

Picture of food wasteFood waste in America has reached epidemic proportions. It is estimated that putting food on our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and consumes 80 percent of freshwater utilized in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. That is more than 20 pounds of food per person every month (1Continue reading