Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | November 25, 2012

November 26, 2012 Host Brenda Starr Speaks with Ann Anderson and Suzanne Simpson of the Non-Profit, Sustainable-Food Advocacy Organization, Locally Delicious, About Their Latest Book, Lunchbox Envy

Lunchbox Envy: The Cover

The U.S. is experiencing a childhood obesity epidemic, directly related to poor nutrition. Statistics show that 1 in 3 children born today will have diabetes by the time they are 21, with health costs reaching possibly $400,000 per person.

The Heirloom Tomatoes, of the non-profit, sustainable-food advocacy organization Locally Delicious, wanted to do something to contribute to the solution.

Lunchbox Envy is a “how-to” guide as well as a cookbook. It provides tools for balancing nutrition, meal planning, finding and affording healthy food, basic time-efficient cooking, and building a more sustainable food system.

It is planned to address children aged eight and older and families of all income levels. It will empower children and families to create enviable lunches: tasty, healthy, affordable, and easy-to-prepare.

Lunchbox Envy includes:

  • Delicious, easily packable and healthy lunch recipes, at varying levels of complexity, for kids and their families
  • Time and money saving tips for parents and guardians
  • Do-it-yourself projects including a solar oven, solar dehydrator, simple composting worm bin, and gardening projects like the “Yarden” (yard-square garden) and patio gardening
  • Ways for kids to actively participate in their family’s food choices, including gardening, cooking, preserving, and guided shopping
  • Useful nutritional information for families about making healthy food choices based on the USDA MyPlate guidelines
  • Sidebars featuring games, facts about waste reduction, cooking and storage tips, foods and flavors of the world, sustainable food, and more
  • An engaging and interactive format, including illustrations, a graphic novel, and graphics design by talented high school students at the Arcata High Arts Institute

Locally Delicious, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.

The Heirloom Tomatoes of the non-profit group Locally Delicious

Profits from their book sales are used to support the bioregion’s farmers, food production system, nutrition education, and to increase access to local food for all in the community through their grant program.


For more information visit the Locally Delicious website at

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