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Selected Articles

Baltimore Sun, Kasper, Rob, “It’s schoolwork they get to eat. Program offers students lively lessons in cooking and making healthful choices,” January 18, 2006.

National Gardening Association, Growing Ideas Magazine, Richardson, Barbara, Vo.2 No.1, “Food is Elementary, Schoolwork never tasted so Good,” Jan 2006.

The Trumansburg Free Press, Thomas, Brandon, “Class offers new way to feed families cheaply”, No. 1, Jan 4, 2006.

The Edible Chesapeake, Zajac, Mary, “Kids and Food: Getting past the ‘Yuck’ reaction, Iss 3, Fall 2005.

Maryland Ag in the Classroom, Picardy, Jamie, & Muller, Jeanne, ‘Food For Life’, article on the Hampstead Hill Food for Life program, summer, 2005.

Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, Merrill, Sarah, editor, Vo. 21, No. 2, “The Obesity Epidemic:  Tackling the physical and psychological impact,” February, 2005.

Boston Globe, Lindner, Lawrence, “How to teach kids to like healthier foods,” December 28, 2004.

Courtney McAlister minds her peas and cukes and then eats them, happily. The 11-year-old sixth-grader and her two younger sisters help tend a quarter-acre garden near Union Square in Somerville, where they grow and then harvest not just peas and cucumbers but also herbs like rosemary and tarragon, and tomatoes, and zucchini...

Antonia Demas, who heads the Food Studies Institute in Trumansburg, NY, said the success of such programs proves that, contrary to the belief of many parents, children do have adventurous palates...

Sacbee, Rosen, Laurel, “Schools explore ways to slim down students,” March 25, 2004.

Reducing obesity among children is not an impossible task, say nutritionists who have worked with schools. But for student health to improve, they say, schools must change the foods they serve and the activities they offer... Students will embrace nutritious changes on campus if they receive proper education about the benefits, said Antonia Demas, director of the Food Studies Institute, a child nutrition group in upstate New York...

Education World, Bafile, Cara, “Hold the Fries, Three programs are improving school nutrition,” School Administrators Article, March 16, 2004.

Halting the trend toward child obesity is a challenge, but some schools are meeting that challenge with more than food that is nutritionally balanced. They are using technological tools and a nutrition curriculum to help students make wise choices about what they eat...for life!...

American School Board Journal, Vail, Kathleen, “The Obesity Epidemic:  Kids are getting fatter and fatter.  Are your school food services policies part of the problem?”  National School board Association, January, 2004.

Jacqueline Domac doesn't need statistics to tell her that America's children are getting fatter. The proof is in front of her every day.
"I teach Freshman, and then when they graduate I almost don't recognize them." says Domac, a health teacher at Venice High School in Los Angeles...

Antonia Demas, director of the non profit Food Studies Institute in Trumansburg, NY, and a long time child nutrition researcher, has developed a curriculum based on teaching children how to make and sample nutritious foods...

The Christian Science Monitor, “Potato Chips, Cola, and Sweets, oh my!”, Coeyman, Marjorie, April 15, 2003.

Mother Jones, “Unhappy Meals,” Yeoman, Barry, February, 2003, interview.

Every weekday at lunch, courtesy of the federal government, more than 27 million schoolchildren sit down to the nation's largest mass feeding. If we took a giant snapshot of their trays on a typical day-say, Tuesday, September 24-here's what the continent-wide photo would look like: In Lynnwood, Washington, we would see kids eating sausage with Belgian waffle sticks and syrup. In Clovis, California,... "USDA needs to relate the current crisis in kids' health to the meals that are being served, especially to poor kids, because that's the population that's most vulnerable," says Antonia Demas, director of the Food Studies Institute, a child-nutrition group based in upstate New York..

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Your Health, Carter, Diana Louise, Winter, 2003, Nutrition, p.18, “Kids will eat their veggies, with the right approach.”

Conscious Choice, “The Trouble with Chicago School Lunches,” Samuel, Leah, January, 2003.

Rodale Press Interactive Web Page for Kids, “Ask the Food Doctor,” ongoing interviews with Dr. Demas about food, nutrition, and health themes, October, 2002 on.

Alternative & Complementary Therapies, the official Journal of the Society of Integrative Medicine, Horowitz, Sala, Ph.D., “Integrative Nutrition Education for Children,” Vol.8, No.4, August 2002.

The Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2002, Bird, Laura, “Schools Teach Kids to Give Peas a Chance” interview and quotes, page B1.

Vegetarian Voice., Fall, 2001, Abrams, Meribeth, “Good Food & Love:  Pilot Program Helps Transform Youthful Offenders.”
Health Science, Fall, 2001, Gerry, Pamela, Improving Children’s Nutrition, “Antonia Demas, Ph.D., Being Ahead of Her Time is Probably in Her Genes.”

Can a vegan diet boost a student's grades and energy?
Can a group of teens be taught to live without junk food and eat fruits and veggies for a month?
Pamela Gerry interviews Dr. Antonia Demas, a researcher who specializes in food education as a means of improving students' school performance, self-image, and leadership skills. She has implemented a program of placing plant-based food into the curriculum of schools, making it hands on, sensory based, and most of all fun.

Reprinted from Health Science magazine, the publication of the National Health Association. For more information please see www.healthscience.org.

Miami Herald, June 4, 2001, Arzua, Lila, “Brain food:  Students vegans see boost in grades, energy.”

Vegetarian Journal, January/February, 1999, Simon, Michele, JD, "Innovative School Lunch Programs Gaining Success."

Vegetarian Times, September, 1998, Friedman, Max, and Mather, Andrea, p.54, "Lunch Rules, Five Steps for Getting Meatless Meals to Your School's Lunchroom."

New York Times, September 3, 1997, p. C1, Baar, Karen, "School Lunches: When They Love Even the Greens. "

Mention school nutrition, and most people think of ladies in hairnets dishing out dry meatloaf and overcooked spinach or dull lessons on the four food groups. But schools throughout the country are showing that by getting children involved and interested in food and cooking, they eat more, and more...

Weight Watchers, September/October, 1997, Gardner, Lee, "Crusaders."

Vegetarian Times, June, 1997, Wechsler, Pat, "Plant-based Meals Rock the Schoolhouse."

Healthy Menus, Friedland, School Foodservice, Passing the Taste Test, "The Proof is in the (Greek Rice) Pudding."

Food Service Director, Pearl, Anita, March 15, 1997, Food in Schools, "Building on the Pyramid."

Parenting, February, 1997, Ingram, Leah, "World-Class School Lunches."

Mothering, Spring, 1997, Number 82, Newman, Debra, "What's for Lunch?"

New Age Journal, Jan/Feb 1997, Ostriker, Rebecca, "Lunchtime Learning."

George, October, 1996, Donahue, Bill, "Food Fighter."

Ithaca Journal, September 17, 1996, Stanforth, Lauren, "Trumansburg Nutritionist Turns School Lunch into a Healthy Feast."

Culinare, Fall, 1996, 42nd Issue, "Spotlight on Lynn Fredericks (and PS 61 program)."

Santa Fean , September, 1996, Vol.24, No. 8, Taylor, Alan, "Eggplant Geometry."

Eating Well, Sept/Oct, 1996, Ciillo, Joan, "Look Who's Cooking."

Vegetarian Times, June, 1996, Friedman, Max, "Why Johnny Eats Meat."

Child Nutrition, A Newsletter for Preschools and Child Care Centers, May, 1996, Rosten, Jeanna, Interview and Feature Article on my work.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association, May, 1996, Vol. 96, No.5, "A New Approach to Promoting Healthful Eating in Schools."

Cornell Chronicle, March 14, 1996, Volume 27, Number 25, Lang, Susan, "Program Has Children Eating Healthier Foods."

Cornell University News Service, February 28, 1996, Lang, Susan, "Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Yield to Indian Curry and Whole Wheat Couscous in New School

Crestwood Children's Center, October, 1995, "Healthy Lifestyles and Cultural Diversity Come Together in New Year-Long Program, Kids Will Eat From Around the World."

Eating Well, Sept/Oct., 1995, Squires, Sally, Nutrition Report, "Kids at the Crossroads, Our Children Weigh Too Much.  Will Education Save Them From Disease?"

Food Service Director, August 15, 1995, Lydecker, Toni, Trendsetters, "From Classroom to Cafeteria:  NY Schools Pilot Study Sparks 'New Food' Tastes."

The Washington Post, May, 1995, Cirillo, Joan, "Budding Broccoli Habits."

The New York Times, May 4, 1994, Eating Well, Burros, Marian, "A School turns 'Yucks' into 'Yums' for New Foods.

TV & Radio Interviews with Dr. Antonia Demas

Baltimore, MD, September 16, 2004, NPR affiliate 88.9, WEAA, hour-long radio interview hosted by Dr. Maggie Covington, with Matthew Hornbeck, Principal, Hampstead Hill Academy.

Columbus, OH, 89.7 FM, Public Radio, one-hour interview on kids' nutrition with host Fred Andre. Listener call-in.

Pittsburgh, PA, WKHB radio interview, February 1, 2003 with Dr. Courney,  “Impact on Your Health.”

Pittsburgh, PA, KDKA radio interview, February 3, 2003, on “Healthy School Lunches.”

Public Radio, WFVF, Indiana University School of Medicine, July 16, 2002, interview about children’s health and nutrition.

Radio interview, WDVR, Princeton, NJ, June 12, 2002, one-hour interview about children, nutrition, and Food is Elementary.

Radio WNWR, Philadelphia, PA, January 30, 2002, interview about nutrition and kids.

Radio interview on NPR special, Making Contact, August 31, 2001, “Food for Thought:  Nutrition and Healthy Kids.”

Radio KFSG, Los Angeles, CA, June 19, 2001, interview about nutrition and kids.

Radio Interview on NPR special, Making Contact, June 2, 1999, "What's for Lunch?  Surplus Agriculture and School Meals," National Radio Project.

Community Public Radio, Boulder, CO, KGNU 88.5, September, 1997, one-hour interview about the school lunch program.

TV News Reports

South Bend, IN, Public TV, “The Art of Healing,” WNIT, September, 2002.

PBS Charlie Rose, September 4, 1997,  interview with Antonia Demas, Ph.D., Dean Ornish, MD, William Castelli, MD, & Fredric Pashkow, MD on reversing heart disease through diet.

Television Food Network, NYC, 2 separate interviews and reviews of FSI project and training in NYC.

Food Studies has also been covered on Television stations in Binghamton, NY, Santa Fe, NM, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Rockford, IL.

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