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A Head Start on Thanksgiving

I don't really believe it, but Thanksgiving is next week. This holiday has completely snuck up on me. Thankfully I don't have any major responsibilities for the day. In years past my sister Molly and I have volunteered to make macaroni and cheese, which my mother said, "we don't need this year." Probably because we… Continue reading A Head Start on Thanksgiving

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What Do You Eat In A Week?

My work BFF, Jennifer sent me this link. Check out the photos of families from all over the world (The U.S., Mexico, Japan, Ecuador, Mali...) surrounded by the foods they eat in a week. You can imagine how this looks already, I'm sure: Americans with pizza and potato chips and people in Mali with, well, rice.… Continue reading What Do You Eat In A Week?

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The Vanishing Youth Nutrient

In this article in Prevention magazine, Susan Allport looks at our typical diet in light of the seasonal eating habits of animals. Her conclusion: we're storing up for a long, scarce winter. But we don't hibernate. And food is never really scarce. She explains... "The base of our food supply has shifted from leaves to seeds,… Continue reading The Vanishing Youth Nutrient

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Food Politics

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Michael Pollan chimes in on the healthcare debate. Bringing attention to the elephant in the room, he says there's a disconnect between two very related industries: food and healthcare. When three-quarters of heathcare spending goes to "preventable chronic disease" linked to diet, according to the Center… Continue reading Food Politics