We often focus on TLT on the challenges of feeding younger children, but today I want to share several links relating to teens, college kids and food:
- Is anyone in your house guzzling milk straight from the carton? Today’s New York Times looks at the insatiable teen boy appetite.
- American teens are eating better, at least according to a recent study.
- Do you know any college students interested in improving our food system? “Plate of the Union,” a joint initiative of Food Policy Action, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the HEAL Food Alliance, is challenging college kids to use their collective political power in the upcoming presidential election to shape food issues. Groups must apply by March 21st, and can win up to $5,000 for their efforts.
- No one should have to subsist on ramen noodles for four years. Take Part describes efforts to teach cooking skills to college students, in part to reduce a surprising degree of food insecurity among this population.
- Speaking of college kids and hunger, for several weeks I’ve been meaning to share this moving and troubling essay by Wick Sloane, a community college writing instructor, regarding food insecurity among his own students and on college campuses nationwide.
- And to end on a brighter note, here’s a post I wrote back in 2014 on “The Challenges and Rewards of Feeding Teens.” The upshot: in many ways, it gets easier!
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