Five Ways Jameela Jamil is Changing Instagram Diet Culture

Jameela Jamil has become one of today's most influential forces on Instagram. The British actress and model transformed into a digital activist, calling out dangerous and destructive attitudes toward food and body image on social media. Jamil has harnessed her social media in many ways to reach her audience about inappropriate food habits and diet … Continue reading Five Ways Jameela Jamil is Changing Instagram Diet Culture

Advertisements

How the Media and Government Made America Believe Pizza is a Vegetable and Why We Should Care

In 2011, the House Appropriations Committee passed an agricultural appropriations bill, which, among other things, designated two tablespoons of tomato paste as a full serving of vegetables. This ruling was intended to impact national regulations for school lunch programs, but it ultimately generated an unintended and irrational public debate: is pizza considered a vegetable? Congress … Continue reading How the Media and Government Made America Believe Pizza is a Vegetable and Why We Should Care

How Feeding America is Starving its Digital Audience

Feeding America is a nonprofit that fights hunger and food waste across America. The organization is a leader in food preservation, conservation, and equity. Founded in 1979, it has served more than 4 billion meals nationwide. Their work impacts many people, including volunteers, donors and aid recipients, but their media presence has not had the … Continue reading How Feeding America is Starving its Digital Audience

Taste of India: How a Local Indian Restaurant Knew its Customers Better Than They Knew Themselves

Recently, Taste of India, my favorite Indian restaurant near my university, ran an unbelievable special for one night only: $3 dinners and free desserts. I had not planned on Indian food for dinner that night, but this deal immediately intrigued my inner bargain hunter. The moment my roommate told me about the promotion, we dropped … Continue reading Taste of India: How a Local Indian Restaurant Knew its Customers Better Than They Knew Themselves

Why Arielle Haspel’s Cultural Appropriation Should Make us Reassess our Understanding of “Healthy” Food Culture

As someone who prefers soy milk to cream and tofu instead of meat, I always enjoy trying “healthy” versions of typically indulgent foods. Cauliflower rice, sweet potato gnocchi, and black bean brownies are some of my favorite dishes to make, but I never considered how these "healthier" alterations affect the original meal. Recent backlash surrounding … Continue reading Why Arielle Haspel’s Cultural Appropriation Should Make us Reassess our Understanding of “Healthy” Food Culture