Organic Consumers Association

Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace, and democracy

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

A campaign to reduce children's exposure to pesticides, toxins, and junk foods
STOP spraying toxic pesticides on school property, playgrounds and in buildings, and convert to integrated pest management practices.

KICK junk foods and junk food ads out of our schools.

START converting school lunches to healthier menus, using locally grown and/or organic and transition to organic ingredients (no pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, irradiation or genetically engineered ingredients). Offer vegetarian options.

TEACH kids about healthy food choices and sustainable agriculture through school garden projects and curriculum materials.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

  • For nearly 15 years, Cynthia Lair's iconic cookbook Feeding the Whole Family has been the source for parents who want to cook one healthy meal for the entire family, including babies. Feeding the Whole Family starts with the basics of creating a whole foods diet, from understanding grains and beans to determining what meats are acceptable to eat. Lair then applies these lessons to cooking for young children and babies aged six months and older. In each recipe, Lair offers special instruction on how to adapt it so that younger children can enjoy the dish while parents can eat a more complicated version. All recipes utilize easy-to-find ingredients, are simple to follow, and will be enjoyable for both child and parent. With a new foreword by Mothering magazine's editor and founder Peggy O'Mara, Feeding the Whole Family is a necessary staple for all families.

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