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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Cooks.com 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!
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.
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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