FoodFight teaches teens nutrition, marketing, politics

10/28/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New York City high schools are raising student awareness about nutrition, food marketing and politics using curriculum developed by the nonprofit group FoodFight. Former teacher and FoodFight co-founder Carolyn Cohen says high-school students have been left out of the obesity debate, so the program shows them how to read food labels, cook healthy meals and identify how politics influences their diet.

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