Recipe: Locrio de Salami (Dominican rice and salami)

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Try making this delicious, traditional dish from the Dominican Republic. PHOTO: elfogoncito.net Ingredients: 4 cups of rice 1 pound of diced Dominican salami (or Kielbasa if you can’t find the salami in a store near you) 2 tablespoons of...

Michelle Care: Is it Going Anywhere?

By RENEE RICEVUTO, age 10 Mentored by SAMANTHA HENIG Today, kids in America are facing the epidemic of being overweight, also known as obesity. Obesity can cause heart disease, diabetes, stroke and low self-esteem. Some kids don’t have a choice. Since fresh food costs...

Would You Like to Have a Food Co-op Near You?

By RIDA ALI, age 10 The North Carolina General Assembly estimates that there are more than 47,000 cooperatives in the United States, serving over 130 million people daily. PHOTO: Andy Piper A food cooperative,* or a co-op, is a supermarket where people go to buy good...

“We Can’t Survive on $7.25”

By JULIANA BERROA, age 11 Fast food workers strike in New York City. PHOTO: mtume_soul In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize. The current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour cannot support a...

The Edible Schoolyard: Where Students Grow Their Own Food

By KYLIE FREYMAN, age 10 The school garden at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn. PHOTO: Kylie Freyman An edible garden growing at a school? Why yes, there’s one in Brooklyn! At PS 216, the Arturo Toscanini Primary School, students and teachers have the opportunity to work in their...

From Farms to Factories

By CALUM WOLFE-THOMPSON, age 9 A factory farm for chickens in Florida. Photo: USDA Did you ever wonder how the chicken in your sandwich got to your plate? In the early 20th century, it usually would have been from farms where chickens roamed freely and ate feed thrown...