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December 31, 1969

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It’s time to re-register or sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards to benefit Local Matters! This is an easy and FREE way to support our work!!
Please take a minute to read the information below and pass it on to all your family and friends who might support our efforts to transform the food system to be more secure, just, prosperous and delicious!!

Veggie Van Recipe: Warm Salad of Roasted Beets, Cabbage and Ohio Apples

Roasted Beet, Cabbage and Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 Ohio apples, diced
  • 3 medium beets, roasted*, peeled, diced
  • ½ bunch Italian parsley, leaves only, chopped

Directions:

Roasted Vegetable Soup

This recipe, along with two others, Curried Squash, Potato and Garbanzo Bean Stew and Raw Kale Salad with Apples, was prepared in last night's class with Ohio State University Medical Students.

Curried Squash, Potato and Garbanzo Bean Stew

This recipe, along with two others, Roasted Vegetable Soup and Raw Kale Salad with Apples, was prepared in last night's class with Ohio State University Medical Students. Local Matters' Chef Laura is leading a 5-week course series teaching medical students how to cook healthful meals.

Takeaways from the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit, Michelle Moskowitz Brown

State of the Food System – or, less dramatically – A Few Takeaways from the 1st Annual Food Tank Conference, Jan 21 & 22, 2015. By Michelle Moskowitz Brown, Executive Director, Local Matters, Columbus, Ohio.

At the first annual Food Tank conference in D.C. many stakeholders came together to discuss current conditions in the food system, and visions for the future.  There were over 75 speakers, and ten panels.

College Students Transform Food Perceptions on Campus

Paired with Ohio State and Ohio University students, Local Matters has been able to lend a hand in explaining healthy options for on-campus dining. Time and time again, students complain about the lack of healthy options in the traditional campus dining experience of cafeteria trays and buffets with the “freshman 15” following closely behind that third helping. No more!

A letter from Michelle Moskowitz Brown

This is an inspiring time in the food movement: the stakes are high, but many efforts are focused, and the demand is clear. As we continue to address needs in our communities, I offer the following thoughts on Local Matters role in improving health outcomes and addressing food access disparities:

Failure is not an option.

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