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Brown Baggin' It

School lunch is a hot topic these days, with everyone from Jamie Oliver to Michelle Obama to Sarah Silverman joining the chorus of voices calling for healthier in-school meals and better nutrition education for kids.

But until the National School Lunch Program is overhauled, you can brown bag wisely and well with some help from Nature's Lunchbox, a new permanent exhibit opening tomorrow at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Sponsored by Dominick's, the interactive exhibit features a "farm" where kids can learn about locally grown food; a "supermarket" (natch) with fruits, vegetables and healthy deli items; and information about urban gardening, recycling, and composting.

The museum's also encouraging visitors to take a stand against unhealthy food with Fresh Start Mondays: try packing a fresh, healthy lunch for your kids (and yourselves!) on Sunday night. Inspiration in recipe form will be available at an electronic kiosk inside the Nature's Lunchbox exhibit, as well as on the museum's Facebook page.

 
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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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