Here are some of our favorite news articles, blog pieces, and more, gathered from all over the world wide web! They are listed with the most recent on top. Feel free to share your favorite food and disability articles in the comments below.
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The Ultimate Winter Toolkit for Older People

From Age UK Mobility
December 6, 2018

Earlier this year, a content-creator from this online resource based in the UK reached out to us for a recipe to go into this fully comprehensive guide for the aging population. Inspired by our array of soup recipes, we offered her one of those, and we think it fits into this toolkit perfectly. After all, there’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day.

Healthy Dishes That Are Easy to Make for Those with Low Mobility

From Age UK Mobility 
August 28, 2018

In the summer of 2018, a content-creator from this online resource based in the UK reached out to us for our top tip around cooking as a person with limited mobility. We really like all the tips she pulled from around the disability cooking world, as well as the easy-to-make recipes she included in the final article.

Addressing Food Insecurity at the Georgia Institute of Technology (PDF, white paper)

From the Georgia Institute of Technology by Parth Viswanathan, Suraj Sehgal, Jiali Zhao, and Tanvi Suresh
April 25, 2017

We’d like to share this white paper written by some students we met at the Sixth International Conference on Food Studies who are helping alleviate food insecurity at their university. In the past three years, Georgia Tech has made important strides in addressing food insecurity on campus. With the opening of Klemis Kitchen, an on-campus food pantry, Georgia Tech made clear its commitment to helping every student be as successful as they can be. However, not enough has been done. Not only are there ways that Klemis Kitchen needs to be improved and made more accessible, but there are also important steps that Georgia Tech needs to take in order to proactively ensure that no student has to go hungry.

#EatDis Research Project by Elaine Gerber, A FEAST Advisor

From Montclair State University by Elaine Gerber, Ph.D.
August 23, 2017

One of FEAST’s advisors, Elaine Gerber, just concluded a research project called #EatDis, which was “a community-based, participatory research project about disabled people’s experiences shopping, cooking, and dining, which lasted 18 months and was based in New Jersey. The goal was to document the barriers and facilitators to food access, as well as additional creative solutions to those barriers used by disabled people themselves.” Read the executive summary for more details.

WID Attends Sixth International Conference on Food Studies

From FEAST (keeps readers on this site)
December 21, 2016

On October 12-13, 2016, two staff members from FEAST’s parent organization the World Institute on Disability (WID), Marsha Saxton and Elizabeth Layman, attended the Sixth International Conference on Food Studies in Berkeley, CA. Read about their presentations on disability and food access, the keynote speakers, and some other presentations that Saxton and Layman especially enjoyed attending.

Vegans Whip Up A Secret Weapon: Aquafaba

From The New York Times by Jane Black
May 9, 2016

Vegas do not eat any products that come from animals; that can be limiting, but it also encourages creativity like this vegan-friendly whip that can be used for meringues, quiches, and so much more. The secret ingredient? Chickpeas! This just goes to prove that no matter your dietary limitations, you can be creative and have fun.

How Macaroni and Cheese and Green Beans Helped Me to Develop Grit

From New Mobility by Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
April 6, 2016

A woman with a spinal cord injury recalls a moment in her life right after her injury when independently feeding herself taught her about grit, a measure of reliance that is quickly gaining popularity thanks to recent studies.

Disability Style Guide

From the National Center on Disability and Journalism

Language, as we note several times on this site, is a tricky creature, ever evolving and changing, especially when it comes to words about disabilities. Here’s a great guide to writing and/or speaking about disabilities by using up-to-date language.

Living with an Autoimmune Disorder: How Going Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free Saved My Life

From Spoon University (Berkeley Chapter) by Dylan Lim
December 10, 2015

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 17 years old, the author talks about how clean, healthy eating has eased her pain and ultimately, saved her life.

Why People with Disabilities Don’t Cook but Should

From Spoon University (Berkeley Chapter) by Elizabeth Layman
December 3, 2015

Readers of Spoon University, a popular college e-publication all about food, are already fans of food. This article introduces them to food and disability. Disability FEAST enjoys a little lime light in this piece.

What To Do with Leftover and/or Stale Bread

From the Culinary Archive

Did you splurge on a fresh French baguette yesterday and wake up to find the leftovers stale and dry? Here are several recipes for making sure that stale bread doesn’t go to waste!

Nonprofit Daily Table Grocery Store Set to Open in Dorchester

From The Boston Globe by Taryn Luna
May 22, 2015

Trader Joe’s Ex-President, Doug Rauch, offers a grocery store that solves two problems. By making food that it undesirable to most grocery stores (due to quickly approaching expiration dates) available to low-income Boston residents at a fraction of the cost, it fights both food waste and food insecurity.

Taking on the Food Stamp Challenge

From Good Morning America by Stefanie Tuder
May 1, 2015

An ABC New‘s food writer takes on the Food Stamp Challenge to see what it is like for those who have only $29 per week to spend on food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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