Nourish Boston at the Dorchester Winter Farmer’s Market

The Dorchester Winter Farmer’s Market is now in full swing for 2014, and Nourish Boston was happy to attend the second Sunday of the season this past weekend.  It was wonderful to meet members of the community and talk about (and taste) healthy, delicious food! The market offers a great mix of local and organic produce stands […]

Food Revolution Day: Cook it. Share it. Live it.

Jamie Oliver is a celebrity chef known for his creative, Italian-inspired dishes and emphasis on fresh, basic ingredients.  But Oliver’s vision and passion for cooking extends beyond his cookbooks and episodes of Jamie at Home or The Naked Chef on the Food Network.  In 2010, he founded the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (JOFF), a non-profit […]

Home Cooking for Health

One of the most commonly recommended strategies for healthy eating is preparing meals at home rather than relying on fast food and restaurant meals. Cooking for oneself gives the chef complete control over the ingredients, which means discretion over the amount of fat, salt, and sugar. It also allows for portion control, since restaurant servings […]

How Restaurants Affect Kids’ Eating Habits

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that children consume more calories, soda, fat and sugar while eating at fast food and full-service restaurants than when eating at home. Amidst rising concerns of childhood obesity in the US, this study is an eye-opener for parents and legislators alike. […]