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Lunch Agenda is a virtual lunch date that offers us all a chance to be food activists. Kiko spent three years interviewing neighbors served by the Capital Area Food Bank about how they like to eat. She’s learned that in order for everyone in America to eat better, we need to listen to different perspectives from our own and pursue change on many levels. She’ll sit with doctors, parents, policymakers and more to hear their agenda for the food system, and will ask each guest for one action listeners can take to change things for the better.
||CleanWhat Our Region Grows: Briefing on Newly-Released Agriculture Report||DYK that less than 3% of the tomatoes, potatoes, and blueberries consumed in the Washington, DC area are grown here? The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments just released a report that is the closest thing we have to a real-time snapshot of f||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 7: Mark Bittman on Teaching Home Cooks||Through his New York Times columns, his 20 cookbooks and beyond, Mark Bittman has mastered the art of meeting the "student" where we are. His novel recipe formats--from the "Recipe Matrix" to "Vegan Before 6" to the "Choose Five" approach--have made coo||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 6: Teaching Food Growing||How do city folks learn to grow food in their urban garden plots? And how do farmers learn to grow food in huge quantities on production farms, with all of the machinery, strategic planning, and environmental knowledge it requires? Kiko catches up with||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 5: Theory of Behavior Change||What does it take to change the habits that dictate our every food decision? Kristy McCarron, who oversees all nutrition, culinary education and anti-hunger programs for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, promotes a Theory of Behavior Change that reli||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 4||Sasha Bernstein-Skon of The Cooking Project in San Francisco and Elizabeth Bennett-Parker of Together We Bake in Alexandria, VA are growing the pool of talent for the restaurant industry nationwide while providing life skills like confidence and self-su||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 3||As a culinary educator focused on eating well on a budget, JuJu Harris starts classes by sharing her own story of growing up with overweight parents and raising her children using SNAP and WIC benefits. During her popular cooking demonstrations, she imp||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 2||Lola Bloom (Director of Food and Wellness at DC Bilingual) and Jenn Mampara (FRESHFARM's Director of Education) are together responsible for thousands of Washington, DC kids being schooled in cooking and gardening. Kiko digs into their approaches to ali||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Food, Episode 1||Kiko kicks off the fall back-to-school season in conversation with the woman who may be more responsible than anyone for what is taught about food in school: Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health,||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBIG FOOD Stars, Episode 4||America's favorite mac and cheese company Annie's Organic has blazed a trail in the regenerative agriculture movement by introducing soil-focused products and an agricultural scorecard. And because Annie's was purchased by General Mills in 2014, this me||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBIG FOOD Stars, Episode 3||We're in the middle of a national dairy crisis, with failing economics of the traditional small dairy farm coupled with the rise of factory mega-farms. So the time is right to look at how a BIG dairy company can do things differently. Melissa "Missy" Hu||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBIG FOOD Stars, Episode 2||We live in the era of fast casual, where it's increasingly easy to find higher quality food on the fly. But what happens to the quality of food at a fast casual restaurant when it grows from 1 location, to 5 to--in the case of Honeygrow--32 restaurants||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBIG FOOD Stars, Episode 1||Let's see if we can turn our preconceived notions about the food system upside down! If you, too, have learned to assume the worst about BIG FOOD, Lunch Agenda's new series is for you. We'll hear from leaders who are pushing forward big food businesses||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Policy Class, Lesson 3: DC Vote Primer||If you’re a DC voter preparing for the elections on June 19th, and you care about the local food system, this episode is for you. Washington recently held its first ever DC Candidates Food Forum, where candidates for at-large council seats shared thei||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Admin, Episode 4||Lunch Agenda's Food Admin series has showcased jobs that are often overlooked or undervalued in our food system. The series closes in conversation with two successful food marketing executives: Jen Pelka of SF-based The Riddler and Magnum PR, and Nikki||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Admin, Episode 3||Leah Campbell recently wrote about Human Resources, “In many restaurants in this industry, big and small, there is no one in this role. There’s a simple enough reason: restaurant margins are razor thin, and HR isn’t seen as contributing to the bot||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Admin, Episode 2||As Administrative Assistants, Sheila Gilbert and Shannon Bailey have set the staff culture at the food nonprofits where they've worked. Beyond that, they have literally sat on the front lines of the Washington area’s fight against hunger. The second e||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Admin, Episode 1||Kiko kicks off Lunch Agenda's "Food Admin" series in conversation with Matt Hetrick, an accountant that helps make food business clients sustainable. Matt describes the compromises he guides restaurants through to hit their targets, and shares financial||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Policy Class, Lesson 2||Katherine Miller, Senior Director of Food Policy Advocacy for the James Beard Foundation, trains chefs on how to advocate for the change they want to see in American food. On Lunch Agenda's second Food Policy Class, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActivism Lunch Date with Julia Turshen||Julia Turshen uses food as a jumping off point to guide us on our own activist journeys. Her 2017 title Feed the Resistance convened leading voices in America's food justice movement to grow their collective impact. And her new project Equity at the Tab||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDistribution: the Hidden Link, Episode 2||Instacart co-founder Max Mullen goes head to head with Glen's Garden Market founder Danielle Vogel in #LunchAgenda's first live on-air debate, about the future of the grocery distribution industry. Over the past five years, we’ve seen mega-retailers l||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDistribution: The Hidden Link, Episode 1||Food comes from people--and often a whole lot of people are needed to get it to our plates. "DC Produce Man" José Morales of Keany Produce & Gourmet unveils a link of the food system that's often hidden from the consumer: distribution! So much of what||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaducation, Episode 3||First question on today's #LunchAgenda: where are the women in bread?? We shared theories before diving into the history of grain agriculture and milling in the Mid-Atlantic, and exploring how farmers might revitalize a local grain community moving forw||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaducation, Episode 2||SEYLOU Bakery & Mill opened three months ago in the Shaw neighborhood of DC, and the town has been lining up for their bread and pastries. Bakers Jonathan Bethony and Charbel Abrache share their secret to turning whole grains into tasty, chewy loaves of||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaducation, Part 1||What makes flour "whole" and why does that matter for our health? Kiko talks with Heinz Thomet, a Maryland farmer who grows and mills wheat, rye and other grains. We also hear from David Killilea, PhD about the research he's leading in Oakland on the nu||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Policy Class, Lesson 1||Grab your notebook! Kiko interviews Ona Balkus, legislative counsel for DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, who guides us on how to advocate with local government--including a primer on the budget cycle, just in time to get involved this spring. This episode i||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood at School, Part 3||The last episode of our Food at School series introduces two new initiatives for making school food fresher and crunchier. Kiko talks with Morgan Maloney and Christie St. Pierre about putting salad bars into 141 Virginia elementary schools, and hears fr||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood at School, Part 2||Kids forge habits and tastes for food long before they reach kindegarten. So on the second episode of Lunch Agenda's Food at School series, Kiko interviews two innovators in early childhood food service: Dalila Boclin of Community Foodworks and Patrilie||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood at School, Part 1||Kiko kicks off the Food at School series in conversation with leaders from the Capital Area Food Bank and Martha's Table. Through their collaboration on Joyful Food Markets, the non-profits are using elementary schools as a place to provide groceries to||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGroceries for All, Part 3||The final episode of the Groceries for All series offers hope of groceries coming to an underserved neighborhood in Ward 8. Philip Sambol discusses how his business Good Food Markets, coupled with his non-profit Oasis Community Partners, will soon offer||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGroceries For All: Part 2||In Part 2 of the Groceries for All series, Kiko interviews Tony Lawson, a Ward 8 senior whose grocery commute is 45 minutes each way. "You should be able to access most of what you need in 10 or 15 minutes. You shouldn't have to travel this far, for thi||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGroceries For All: Part 1||The first Lunch Agenda series, Groceries for All, explores why, in our nation’s capital, good food still can’t be taken for granted. On Saturday October 14th, hundreds of DC residents walked to downtown Anacostia from the nearest grocery store– a||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebut Episode: Call Your Girlfriend!||Kiko chats with her first DC food friend, Maddy Beckwith, about plans for Lunch Agenda. Kiko's Food News covers how #metoo has come to the food world, and Maddy offers feedback on Kiko's show ideas before the first 'action item' for how listeners can be||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast. Appreciate the perspective encouraging eaters and consumers to have more info and different frameworks to think about where their food comes from. Love diversity of guests too!
Kiko SHINES in this format putting her in conversation with unsung food activists. She treats all guests and topics with an enthralling curiosity, and draws on her wealth of experience in food to give listeners a VIP behind-the-scenes experience with the District's food system. Lunch Agenda is fun, sharp and focused on food in all the right ways. Thank you Kiko and Full Service Radio for keeping me connected to my favorite things about D.C. and for revealing the newsworthiness of important stories in food.
My favorite podcast!
Kiko always has relevant themes and guests, amplifying and uplifting a range of voices. I love that it’s organized and opens with food headlines, breaks into important conversation and closes with key actionable items for listeners. Go active listening!