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  • STARTAug 28th - 10:30am

  • ENDAug 28th - 12:00pm


Dr. Arlene Spark: Food Activism to Improve Our Children’s Health & Nutrition

Over the years, many activists have shattered the status quo in order to bring about positive changes in our children’s health.  In this session, we will look at the people and organizations instrumental in bringing about changes in our

children’s diet and the food environment.
For example:
1. The Nestle Boycott to end the promotion of infant formula in developing countries.
2. The Baby Friendly Hospital initiative to end the distribution of free infant formula to postpartum moms in the U.S. and internationally.
3. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) campaign to ban trans fatty acids
4. Michael Bloomberg’s attempts to decrease soda consumption by limiting the serving sizes of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and by taxing SSBs based on sugar content per ounce.
5. Michelle Obama’s initiatives to promote healthier school meals, physical activity, and improved nutrition labels.
6. Authors, such as Sinclair Lewis, Eric Schlossberg, Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle (no relation to the food corporation), Michelle Simon, and others.
 Our speakers offer thoughts related to the philosophy of humanism or share their experiences and commitments in the struggle to foster peace, justice, economic fairness and racial and religious harmony. Everyone is invited to Sunday Platform meeting.

The Sunday School at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County helps children aged 2-14 explore and develop their moral and critical thinking skills through fun and interactive lessons and field trips. We meet weekly on Sundays for 1.5 hours while the adults of the Ethical Culture Society are attending the platform meeting. Our wide ranging curriculum allows kids to examine themselves, their community and the world in general. We teach about different cultures, philosophies and religions. We encourage our students to ask questions, think for themselves and make up their own minds about the bigger questions in life. Our children develop strong values and ethical standpoints. The Sunday School Graduation Rite of Passage, completed by our 8th graders, allows them to present to the community how their Sunday School experience has informed their moral and ethical development.


Linda Bennett


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