WDBJ: USDA extends free meals for kids through summer

WDBJ: USDA extends free meals for kids through summer. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it would extend several waivers that allow all children throughout the country to continue to receive meals while school is out during the summer. The waivers were previously extended through June 30, 2021, but will now be available until September 30, to make sure children who depend on school meals throughout the academic year have the same access to those meals in the summer months.”

National Resources Defense Council: New Meal Prep Tool Helps Users Save Food, Money, Environment

National Resources Defense Council: New Meal Prep Tool Helps Users Save Food, Money, Environment . “Users can choose to build their own customized plan or use one of Meal Prep Mate’s existing plans, with vegan and vegetarian options available for both options. Users who choose to follow an existing Meal Prep Mate plan will share the number of people eating and the number of days they are planning to eat. From there, they will receive a tailored shopping list and pre-designed recipes—developed by registered dietitian Rebecca Ditkoff, culinary producer Clare Langan and Save The Food experts—for nutritious, accurately portioned breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, all of which rely on one set of ingredients.” I felt weird about including this. It seems a bit off from what I usually put in here. But I can so easily imagine librarians putting this on a resource list for families who want to generate […]

Snap, share, eat: The decidedly human reasons we’re obsessed with amateur food photography (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Snap, share, eat: The decidedly human reasons we’re obsessed with amateur food photography. “Food has always been a part of the human condition. Sharing food, in an archival sense, dates back at least 40,000 years to cave paintings in the Paleolithic Era. Romans, Egyptians, and Mayans all documented the food they ate, and sometimes even how they prepared it. Renaissance and early impressionist painters took a liking to still life, painting food in bowls or adorning tables fit for kings. Interest in food as art only grew from there with modern masterpieces from the likes of Andy Warhol, who found inspiration in the most unlikely of places: a Campbell’s soup can. In a modern sense, the trend in documenting your next meal can be tied to two defining moments.”