Smart phone app for clean personal care products

Personal care products often contain significant toxic chemicals. Deciphering the information on these products can be confusing. This smart phone app by the environmental working group allows you to scan the barcode on personal care products to find out their safety profile. 

Try it out! http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids

Another good post via NPR highlighting a school program to bring school gardens to intercity schools. Many students who attend these schools are low-income and have little access to healthy food choices. One student accounts,  "We mainly live around liquor stores and snack stores. There aren't that many grocery stores. They're way out, and you have to drive so far." To many of these children gardening is a foreign concept but is fundamental for a sustainable and healthy future. 

A teacher in the article puts it nicely saying, "The payoff is exponential, because they'll be young mothers or young fathers someday, and they'll feed their children based on what they've learned now,"

We mainly live around liquor stores and snack stores. There aren't that many grocery stores. They're way out, and you have to drive so far"