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Dorothy McNett, a Pacific Grove chef, has been combining, greens, herbs, fresh veggies and fruit into recipes for over 30 years. Her classes are always intriguing because she creates unusual pairings of veggies and fruits, getting the most nutritional value out of them. She would agree with  Dr. Eisenberg, a physician in the kitchen, when he says of his own culinary discoveries, "It is not my view that the right question is 'How do we replace drugs with foods?' The premise of this conference is 'How do we help people move in the direction of a healthier lifestyle and diet, to prevent illness or manage illness that's already occurred?" Check out his almond soup with a selection of watercress, cilantro and other greens that act synergistically inside the body to allow the body to get the most nutrition from this soup. From his menu we can see Dorothy's culinary value has just increased gastronomically, astronomically!

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by Judy Wilken MS

 

When I was a small girl my grandfather would hoist me up onto his shoulders on warm summer mornings and take me down the "back alley", as he called it, to the post office to get his mail. On the way down the alley he would ask me to tell him everything I saw in each of the neighbor's backyard garden. What I saw several decades ago has always been with me. My grandfather was a railroad engineer in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1930's through the 1960's. His most enjoyable runs were when he delivered the spring wheat harvest across the country every fall in his steam engine. All the farmers knew him. He was their extended arm, pouring grain into their silos every September without a lick; he was on time, on track. They could depend on him. They used to call him 'chief' when he stepped down out of his steam engine. When he wasn't in his steam engine he would be at home surrounding himself with children. He enjoyed being with children. Children from the neighborhood would knock on his door when they knew he was home and beg him to come outside and swing them on the tire swing he made for his own children in his front yard. That swing lasted long enough for his great grandchildren to swing on it.

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I remember the "back alley" walks as if they happened just yesterday. They began the same way all summer long. Grandpa would walk through his own garden, past his blueberry bushes, rows of corn, turnips, radishes; green beans winding up pole after pole; onions and carrots. He would open his back gate with me on his shoulders, turn to the right revealing the "back alley" bare and straight, dirt in chunks, no ditches, and already steaming hot. It was bordered with fences, each one was high and colored white like clouds. The alley had great proportions for a five year old; it was wider than Main Street and prairie-flat. From Grandpa's shoulders I could easily see fresh green vine leaves spreading down the alley side of the fences; large traffic-light yellow sunflowers lopped over some of their tops. I always looked to the very end of the alley at the beginning of our walks because I thought that when we got to where it was small and narrow that meant I would be this close to licking a cold ice cream cone at the Creamery after Grandpa got his mail.

 

As soon as we entered the "back alley" it was easy to see the air was trafficked by more life than just me and Grandpa: Bees, dragonflies, butterflies and red-throated Anna hummers crossed the alley ahead of us constantly. The bees must have claimed the air first because there were so many of them. They buzzed back and forth, from one side of the alley to the other side while snow white cabbage moths fluttered softly past my head. When grandpa decided to rest, he would lean against a fence and ask me to tell him everything I saw in a neighbor's garden. "Don't tell me how many things you see. Tell me what you see," he would say. "Well," I would begin, "Mrs. Dunsmore's potatoes are pushing right up out of the dirt already." I told him as I looked down into her garden. "And her leeks are tall and straight. They look like green pencils. There's a whole bunch of them." Oftentimes I would watch a few of Mrs. Dunsmore's grandchildren run in and out of the rows of leeks while singing something about 'leekie'. That's when Grandpa would begin laughing so hard he had to bend over to catch his breath. "The leeks are for her cock-a-leekie soup," he managed to tell me as he straightened up. "Mrs. Dunsmore is Scottish you know."

Mrs. Dunsmore planted her leeks and carrots at the base of her back porch steps where it was easy to pull out a handful when she needed them. Her onions were surrounded by yellow crocus flowers just beyond the steps and Prairie Lilies bordered the foundation of the entire back of her house every summer making the bell peppers and amaranth seem small in comparison. Climbing rose bushes laced her kitchen windows while butterflies walked straight into their pink blossoms, as Grandpa said, "as if they owned the joint." I couldn't leave her garden without reaching into it with my nose and inhaling deeply. One morning I told her her garden was the best thing I had ever smelled. "That's because all the butterflies are like flying flowers," she told me. When our "back alley" walks started early in the morning, it wasn't uncommon to see a few of her grandchildren leaning into her strawberry patch in their pajamas, tossing each strawberry into their mouths like they were eating red candy.

When Grandpa would cross over to the other side of the "back alley" he would stop at Mrs. Karius's fence. I had to look up into her garden to see her sunflowers because they were so tall and proud. Like yellow soldiers, they were all lined up against the inside of her fence. They were at least as tall as four cattails put end to end. I couldn't help but catch a glimpse of some blue sky when I looked up at the handfuls of seeds crowded in their centers. "Mrs. Karius's sunflowers are taller than you, Grandpa." I would tell him. On many Saturday mornings, a few of her grandchildren would be sitting on her back porch steps eating roasted sunflower seeds out of cornucopias she had rolled out of newspapers. As I watched them, it looked like they were chewing on white diamonds. On some Saturday mornings in late summer, Mrs. Karius's grandson, Johann, was in his baseball uniform ready for a morning practice. He was always tossing the sunflower seeds into his mouth faster than any of the other children. Once, when he saw me looking over the fence, he yelled to me, "Grandma says they will make me strong and we will win the game." He grabbed an imaginary bat and swung at an imaginary baseball and watched it catapult into the blue sky above. "I just put a loaf of my sonnenblumenbrot into the stove," his grandmother told us. "It will get him through the game. He needs the energy from the seeds," Mrs. Karius watched Johann with pride as she shoehorned her baby dill closer to her young heads of cabbage.

When Grandpa crossed over to the other side of the alley he would stop at Mrs. Hildebrandt's fence. If I stretched my neck over the fence far enough, I could see tall dahlias lining the fence. Row after row of raspberry bushes were propped up on spindly stakes. "Mrs. Hildebrandt's raspberries are the biggest I've ever seen, Grandpa." "How big?" he would always ask. "They're as big as Grandma's fat chocolate balls she makes for Christmas." I would always tell him. "They're for her custard kuchen for our Sunday potlucks." Grandpa would always pause and watch the bees swarming all over the dahlias. "Kind of looks like they are going to take the whole flower with them doesn't it? I must check on my hives tomorrow. I should have enough honey for winter by now," he told me. "Winter is always honey season to your grandma, you know."

Whenever I saw Mrs. Hildebrandt come down her back porch steps I would call to her, "Hello, Mrs. Hildebrandt. Your raspberries are the biggest I've ever seen." She always came over to the fence to discuss her raspberry strategy with us. "I am waiting for the color to tell me when to pick them. They have a fire all their own, you know." When she was about to tell me one of her garden secrets her voice would dissolve into a whisper, "When they are sweet as sweet can be, I can see them even when it's near dark." Her eyes would twinkle with bits of colored light, like fireflies. "They are the deep red of a garnet. They look like little red lights along the fence. Sweet red lights. It looks like Christmas before it's Christmas." Her chest would quiver as she chuckled at her own words. When we got to the forth fence, Grandpa would stop and ask, "What do you see in Mrs. Bentley's garden today?" "Green beans. Lots of green beans and they are winding up long strings between poles. It looks like lots of tall green teepees." I looked closer into her garden and discovered something I didn't want to think about. Turnips. "I hate turnips. Don't you Grandpa? They stink when you cook them." "Oh, but Mrs. Bentley knows that stinky is good in her kidney pies." We could see Mrs. Bentley bending into one of her green teepees, pulling green beans off their tendrils one after another. As she put them into a basket she called out to us, "Just look at these darlings. They are as ready as they can be. I don't harvest them until I see that emerald color. That's when it's time to put them up for winter." She grabbed at a bean plant then walked over and gave a bean to each of us and continued, "You must plant them at the very beginning of summer to get this color by June. The magnetism in the earth pulls a marvelous, marvelous power into the bean and gives it life." I chewed on the sweetness of the green bean while she offered us to take a close look at its leaf. "The leaves of the bean are shaped like a heart. Do you know what that means young lady?" I was too scared to answer. I just shook my head "no" and nudged Grandpa to cross the alley to another garden. Immediately. And he did.

When we came to Mrs. Knipple's fence, I could see she was busy in her kitchen slapping potato latkes between her palms. "Mrs. Knipple is making latkes again, Grandpa." Grandpa peeked over her fence while telling me, "I'll bet her potato patch is planted at the bottom of her back porch steps again." He stretched his neck to see if he was right, and he was. "Her potato patch is Mrs. Knipple's pride and joy," he told me. "She knows they are not in the Bible but she grows them anyway." When we crossed over to the other side of the "back alley", we came to Mrs. Knee's fence, the tallest fence along the alley. Grandpa would always lift me onto the top of her fence so he could stretch out his shoulders. He didn't have to ask me to tell him everything I saw when we were at this fence. I just blurted it out. "I see the most vegetables of all. There's so much stuff in her garden," I would begin.

"I see enough carrots to fill a truck. They're everywhere. And I see onions. Oh, and celery. She's even got Black-eyed Susans planted in with her onions." It wasn't difficult to see that Mrs. Kanee was a gardener in a class all her own. Grandpa would tell Grandma that even the butterflies were grateful because Mrs. Kanee planted Black-eyed Susans. "She's got enough in her garden to feed an army," he would tell Grandma. Mrs. Kanee's potatoes and onions were never at the base of her back porch. All summer long they were mixed in with her carrots in the sunniest part of her garden; her tomatoes were next to her cabbages; her squash was wandering around carefully placed stepping stones all the way out to the front street. They partnered with mint all along both sides of her house. One morning while I was looking over at her garden, Mrs. Kanee suddenly came out of nowhere. She was carrying a handful of ripe sunflower-yellow Morgan tomatoes. Just before she got to the bottom of her back porch steps, she suddenly stopped, noticing her fennel in bloom. She bent down into the clump of young fennel and pulled some flowers from their stems then dashed up the steps and into her kitchen. When I called out and asked her what she was making for lunch she told me, "I am harvesting my garden. My brother from the Deutschland is coming to visit and he loves my shakshouka." When I asked Grandpa what shakshouka was he told me, "It's a Jewish dish. I think it means 'shake' - thrown together --like Grandma does with her stews. It has lots of vegetables in it. It's a very popular dish made with eggs and tomatoes and lots of onions, carrots and stuff. Jewish people eat it all day if they want to. Shakshouka is just as popular with Jewish people as Dagwood sandwiches are with us." We watched as Mrs.Kanee folded her fennel flowers into her shakshouka. She then gathered a few fresh eggs into her apron from her chicken coop beside her house and returned to her kitchen, stirring and stirring for her brother's visit.

Every time we arrived at the post office after a "back alley" walk Grandpa and I were hungry. Sometimes he would jokingly tell me the look of the bell shaped structure on the top of the post office building was what made him hungry. "That thing looks like an onion," he would say. "Blame it on the Ukraines." As we sat in the Creamery he would read his mail while licking his ice cream cone slower than I licked mine. Once in a while he would look up and say in his soft, deep voice, "Give us this day our daily ice cream cone." Then he would wink and go back to reading his mail while I stared at the onion shape on top of the post office building, wondering why Ukrainians would do that to an onion. Some times I would imagine a huge raspberry from Mrs. Hildebrandt's garden on top of the post office building instead of an onion. One summer I got so good at imagining that I went further with my imaginings: I imagined one of Mrs. Bentley's turnips up there on top of the post office building. I especially liked this image because I couldn't imagine that vegetable on a plate! But the image that held my attention for several summers was one of my favorite things to imagine on top of the post office building. It was Mrs. Knipple's potato. Maybe I liked this image so much out of sympathy for the potato--for that was the only vegetable along the "back alley" that was thought to be too ugly to be put in the Bible. It just seemed fair to me to place it on top of the post office building for everyone to see and admire it. Why, it was the vegetable that gave us French fries, creamy casseroles of all kinds-- cauliflower, green bean and onion. Purresuppe, Mrs. Knipple's leek soup, wouldn't exist without the potato. And, it was the only vegetable along the "back alley" that was capable of making into hash browns for breakfast. You couldn't make much of a Sunday dinner without potatoes, either. I was ready to challenge anyone who took exception to these attributes of such a homely, ugly vegetable. I was ready to tell anyone to ask Grandma about the importance of the potato. And Grandpa.

Sometimes in life a memory of something far away in time and space can bring you closer to it. Even though I have been away from the "back alley" for several decades, the memory of one afternoon in Grandpa's own garden claims a lasting hold on me to this day. I remember a conversation I had with him. I was eight and he was fifty-two. We were sitting on little chairs under a blueberry bush eating blueberries when I asked him, "What did the very first day on Earth look like, Grandpa?" He looked straight at me for the longest time before replying, "Well, let me think about that. That's a big question for such a young person." He pulled another blueberry off a bush while I pushed on for his answer. "Was it beautiful and sunny like today?" A long and somewhat awkward silence passed before he found his answer, "Yes, it was just like today. Beautiful and sunny." Somehow Grandpa's answer to my big question made room for me to feel bigger, older, right there on the spot. From that afternoon on I never climbed up on top of his shoulders on our "back alley" walks again. I always walked alongside him. Holding his hand.

On early summer nights I would lie in bed in the dark and listen to a Nightingale singing from somewhere down the "back alley". Fluting tones I had never heard before would rise into the night air at a sparrow's speed. These tones would suddenly change into long shaking, vibrating sounds that Grandpa called trills. This was followed by the sound of strings being plucked ever so gently. Each plucked string, I imagined, was the sound of a butterfly stepping around the petals on Mrs. Dunsmore's roses "as if he owned the joint". This was followed by garbling sounds, like murmurs, then came a cluster of rapid, loud but happy sounding phrases. These busy moments were followed by short pieces of silence. Within a week of hearing this nocturnal symphony I learned that these pieces were a preamble to another set of fluting tones, plucked strings. While listening to the Nightingale, I wondered if Grandpa could hear what was coming out of this little throat when he was resting in his steam engine out on the big prairie. I wondered if Mrs. Hildabrandt could hear it. And even the postman.

 

What was the Nightingale saying? What's his story? I would ask myself. When I was five he was saying, "I'm a happy chappy." When I was eight he was saying, "I'm still a happy chappy." And when I was twelve he was saying, "Baby, I could really dig it here! This is where I want to be. This is heaven." And when I was fourteen I tried to harmonize with him; reach the high notes, the trills, while burying my head under my pillow; spend the short pieces of silence with my eyes closed while counting the beats of my heart before he started up again. When I was sixteen I realized he was especially good at what he did and I adored his wildness. Every one of the gardeners loved his singing except Mrs. Bentley. Mrs. Kanee warned us all that Mrs. Bentley would be kvetching all day after listening to the singing all night. And every summer she was right. Mrs. Bentley once told Grandpa that she wished the Nightingale would stop singing his 'big songs'. "Life is not a song," she would complain. "Life is hard work. Just look at my garden. I have no time to sing a song. Small or big." Mrs. Hildebrandt said the Nightingale was in love. And she went on to tell me how I could make my days on Earth always be bright and sunny. She told me that the garden is a wide pathway to love. "You are young. But you will hear a 'call' maybe many times in your lifetime that will be a 'call' to love. I don't know when it will come, or how it will come, but everyone who listens to life hears a 'call' to love. When you answer your 'call' in life you will know that you mattered in your lifetime here on Earth because you are doing what you truly love to do. You are doing what makes you jump with joy, can't wait until the next day begins. That's what the Nightingale is doing. He is answering his 'call'. He is answering to love."

 

One Saturday night near dark, a few summers after asking Grandpa my big question, I heard the faint sounds of a violin down the "back alley". I crept out of Grandma's house and walked down the alley in the light of a full moon toward the sound of the violin. I stopped when I found the source of plucked strings and stepped up onto an old tree stump next to Mrs. Hildebrandt's fence. I peeked over her fence and saw that it was Mrs. Hildebrandt who was playing the violin. Several of her grandchildren sat quietly on her back porch steps, listening. I could see her floral print dress in the moonlight. Her white hair was gathered high into a bun. A large garnet red ribbon swirled around her bun and draped gracefully onto her neck. As I stood there and listened to her play, I noticed her eyes never opened from one piece to the next. I was charmed by her rapid trills, clusters of strong melodious phrases followed by short pieces of silence. Each time she plucked the glimmering strings I could hear they had a vibrance all their own. During the silent pieces I was sure Mrs.Hildebrandt could hear the beating of my heart. When she stopped playing, she placed her violin into her kitchen and then gathered seeds out of a paper bag. She walked over to a bare piece of soil and began planting the seeds. In moonlight.

 

As I walked back to my room, I was sure Mrs. Hildebrandt had answered her "call". Her garden, her grandchildren, violin, her raspberries were not the only things that were part of her "call". Now, seeds tucked into the soil in the light of the moon were added to it. When did she hear her call? I wondered. Where was she? Was she with her grandpa? How old was she? Just after I crawled into bed, it wasn't long before I heard what I longed to hear--- the Nightingale singing his nocturnal symphony out of his tiny throat once again. That's his "call", I told myself. He's jumping with joy. I layed there in bed wondering where and when I would hear my "call". How old will I be? Who will hear it with me? Will I be all alone when I hear it? Can I share my call with someone else? Can I swap calls with someone else? Will I hear it in the summer? Will I hear it when I am eating one of Grandma's chocolate Christmas balls? Will I be in a garden? Walking along the "back alley" with Grandpa? Picking blueberries for a blueberry pie? Will I hear it while I'm licking an ice cream cone at the Creamery? As I grew older I wondered even more about hearing a "call". Mrs. Kanee told me a bar mitzvah was easier than hearing her "call". "At least you know when a bar mitzvah is going to happen!" she would tell me. And Mrs. Dunsmore told me her first communion was a lot easier than hearing her "call" because at least she knew when she was going to receive it. Mrs. Hildebrandt told me she first heard her "call" to become her own gardener when she tasted the first raspberry she ever planted. "It was full of sunlight," she told me. "Full of sunlight. I never tasted anything so wonderful as that first raspberry." I continued to wonder about hearing a "call". Could whole neighborhoods hear a call? Main Street? A city? A town? A nation? Could they hear a "call" to love....? I wondered.

While helping Mrs. Hildebrandt weed her, as she called it, "lunar patch" of carrots, I asked her, "Why did you plant these carrot seeds in the moonlight, Mrs. Hildebrandt?" She looked up at me, straightened her back, laid her hands into her lap and replied, "I did it for my grandchildren." She kind of wanted to leave it like that. "What do you mean?" I pulled at the weeds like I was pulling an answer out of her. "I invite my grandchildren over to spend early summer nights with me so they can hear the Nightingale singing. They can hear him answering his 'call' to love. I play the violin in my garden in the light of a full moon while they watch me so they can sense everything matters to our garden, even the moon." She moved a ladybug from her arm, placed it arm's length behind her then returned to pulling at the weeds. "You see, when the moon is full, big and round, it kind of talks to the earth. It says, 'Earth I am so close to you now. I can pull on every bit of you, even your water.'" She looked up and chuckled, then went on. "All the water on the earth is pulled away from the earth and toward the moon. Even the water here in the soil in this garden. All this pulling pulls water into the seeds that are in the soil. And the seeds germinate quickly because of the water that moves into them." She bent down closer to the soil and added, "It's kind of like a love thing. This pulling."

"It pulls on the water? In this garden?" I asked her as she lifted a handful of weeds out of the soil and placed them into a nearby bucket. She straightened her back again, laid her hands into her lap and looked straight into my eyes. "All things communicate with one another. That's how nature works. The moon and the earth talk to one another, kind of. Only they talk magnetic talk. They push and pull on one another all the time. When the moon is very close to the earth, the pull between them is very great indeed. This great pull force pulls on the water in our oceans and the rivers. The water in our ponds and the wetlands is pulled toward the moon as well. Even the water in our creeks is pulled away from the earth and toward the moon."

"Was it a full moon on the first night on Earth?"

When grandpa returned from his trip to Quebec I asked him, "Grandpa, how do you know you matter?" He answered quicker than I thought he would. "When you understand that love makes the world go around."

Now, many decades later, food fairs, eat-ins, food festivals, the slow food movement, foodies, gastronomic fairs, are all blending in with one another offering a rich seasonal mix for healthy living. Culinary festivals, fests of all kinds- garlic, tomato, artichoke, mushroom, strawberry, kiwi- are springing up as quickly as annuals on our food landscape. Church potlucks are bringing God into the care and cultivation of the earth. Congregations are planting collard greens, beans, sweet potatoes, and herbs to nourish both the body and soul at the same time. Food, faith, and gardening have struck a chord in many a congregational heart. The urge to "plant" new congregations sides along with the desire to "grow" in faith. Faith is like a seed to the members. It has to be planted and tended. Local harvests are spreading into shopping centers, junior college parking lots and local parks. Local organic produce such as spinach, cauliflower, tomatoes, dandelion greens, biblical roots of all kinds, flowers and honey, fresh figs as big as your fist, raspberries and jams spread out under umbrellas in an unheard of part of the work week for such events, on Thursdays. Neighborhoods unfortunate enough to find themselves in "food deserts" in large cities are readying beds for beets, cabbage, Swiss chard, red beans and corn for grits behind parishes and in abandoned neighborhood parking lots.

 

Promoters of food festivals, eat-ins, culinary fairs and fall harvests planning on 5000 attendees stand stunned, speechless when they see over 20,000 attendees at their weekend events. Long lines in front of booths serving Mediterranean salads, Yiddish stews, Spanish topas, organic ice creams reveal the budding of mindful healthy living in the twenty-first century. The nation has turned up the heat on schools and owners of vacant city lots creating an atmosphere where raspberry smoothies and fresh green salads have become more stimulating than real estate. Local farmers have found themselves in the Farm Bill for the first time in history and are grateful that what they do with their lives finally matters to their community. They are quickly becoming the main suppliers of fresh vegetables and fruits to local restaurants. Know your farmer Know Your Food has reached its moment on restaurant menus with drop dead seasonally inspired philosophies. Local farms supplying cheese, poultry, veggies and fruits are finding their products mentioned in the appetizer section, the entree section and the dessert section of local menus. Pairings of local wines with local cheeses are being packaged as culinary events at local restaurants making it clear that it doesn't look like this welcome interest in local food is going to be silenced any time soon.

Whether it's via a local school, church or community garden, or a local farm, the concern as a nation for healthy foods has reached legislative proportions. That is clear to each one of us, no matter if we are sitting on the Republican side or the Democratic side of the aisle, or are sitting on the garden fence. Our ecological blunders, along with the alarming increase in childhood obesity in this country have proven to be much more grave than misdemeanors. We have committed crimes against ourselves and, especially, our children. The results of these crimes are the same as if we were eating our own children. This smacks of no man's land. If we are to produce children who will have a life expectancy that is longer than our own then we must begin to provide them with a plan for healthy living that is do-able, manageable and affordable. If we are to see that our children live into the future as healthy, well-thy and wise participants, then we must give them an image of what a healthy, well-thy and wise neighborhood looks like that they as children can identify with.

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When children experience how it 'feels' to begin to control their own lifestyle factors that affect their health, this is the beginning of their own medical destiny. Making healthy choices is the master lever for passing over major chronic disease epidemics. "What I want for my children is for them to understand they can have control over the quality of their food and the characteristics of different foods. I want them to yearn to taste the earthiness in a mushroom, the sweeetness in a beet. This poster image has given my children an opportunity to become more aware of what they are putting in their mouths," one mother recently wrote us. We are hearing from many parents now and they are all telling us the same thing: This poster image makes the whole effort toward good health so much easier than without this image. Michael Pollan's eater's manual entitled Food Rules includes images with every Food Rule. StarChild Science's Healthy Living Initiative includes our Healthy Choices poster and flyer image in its animations for families and teachers as well as in its products. Businesses are telling us that when they put their logo on our Healthy Choices poster or flyer, families always remember their efforts to keep children focused on making healthy choices.

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You are what you eat -- and so are your offspring. And in the title bout featuring protein versus

 

Monterey County residents live longer, are more active, have obesity problems

Monterey County residents live longer, are more active, have obesity problems
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Added: Jul 28, 2013

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital emergency medicine physician Nik Greenson said Tuesday the study's

 

Opinion Stew

Opinion Stew
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Added: Jul 15, 2013

I am not arguing that nutrition is special and should be treated differently simply because it is

 

Yo La Tengo

Added: Jul 14, 2013

"The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" by filmmaker Sam Green features a live soundtrack by the

 

Obese Dads Pass On Predisposition to Obesity and Metabolic Disorders to Their Kids

Obese Dads Pass On Predisposition to Obesity and Metabolic Disorders to Their Kids
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Added: Jul 13, 2013

Ever think obesity in children can come from this one source? Ever wonder, How could that be? "If

 

Epigenetic Changes to Fat Cells Following Exercise

Epigenetic Changes to Fat Cells Following Exercise
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Added: Jul 5, 2013

The cells of the body contain DNA, which contains genes. We inherit our genes and they cannot be

 

Yoga Practitioners Gaze at Their Inner Selfies

Yoga Practitioners Gaze at Their Inner Selfies
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Robert

Added: Jul 5, 2013

“We live in a world where pictures are the most prominent way of communicating there is,” Mr.

 

Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies: A New Approach to an Age-Old Problem

Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies: A New Approach to an Age-Old Problem
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Added: Jul 3, 2013

"Children have natural curiosity -- they want to understand why and how things work," the

 

Pleasure Response from Chocolate: You Can See It in the Eyes

Pleasure Response from Chocolate: You Can See It in the Eyes
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Added: Jun 24, 2013

"Food is both a nutrient delivery system and a pleasure delivery system, and a 'side effect' is

 

Compound in Mediterranean Diet Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'

Compound in Mediterranean Diet Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'
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Added: Jun 2, 2013

"We see here that the beneficial effect on health is attributed to this dietary nutrient affecting

 

Seafood Labeling Law Signed in Washington State

Seafood Labeling Law Signed in Washington State
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Added: May 23, 2013

“This bill is a win for seafood processors, fishermen, consumers, and, ultimately, healthy and

 

World Peace and other 4th-Grade Achievements Extended Trailer

Added: May 19, 2013

This is a game changer for all of us! Tell all teachers and parents you know about this

 

Dieting Youth Show Greater Brain Reward Activity in Response to Food

Dieting Youth Show Greater Brain Reward Activity in Response to Food
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Added: May 8, 2013

Results suggest that restricting food intake increases the reward value of food, particularly

 

Making Fruit Easier to Eat Increases Sales and Consumption in School Cafeterias

Making Fruit Easier to Eat Increases Sales and Consumption in School Cafeterias
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Added: Apr 22, 2013

Initial results showed fruit sales increased by an average of 61%, when the fruit was sliced.

 

Organic Tomatoes Accumulate More Vitamin C, Sugars Than Conventionally Grown Fruit

Organic Tomatoes Accumulate More Vitamin C, Sugars Than Conventionally Grown Fruit
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Added: Apr 17, 2013

Maria Raquel Alcantara Miranda and colleagues from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil.suggest

 

Eating Fish Associated With Lower Risk of Dying Among Older Adults: Risk of Dying from Heart Disease Significantly Lowered

Eating Fish Associated With Lower Risk of Dying Among Older Adults: Risk of Dying from Heart Disease Significantly Lowered
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Alexander

Added: Apr 8, 2013

...researchers found that the three fatty acids -- both individually and combined -- were

 

Diverse Bacteria On Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Vary With Produce Type, Farming Practices

Diverse Bacteria On Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Vary With Produce Type, Farming Practices
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Added: Mar 27, 2013

Previous studies have shown that although such microbes don't necessarily cause disease, they may

 

New Way to Lose Weight? Changing Microbes in Guts of Mice Resulted in Rapid Weight Loss

New Way to Lose Weight? Changing Microbes in Guts of Mice Resulted in Rapid Weight Loss
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Added: Mar 27, 2013

"To some degree, what we're learning is a comfort for people who have an issue with their weight,

 

'Fat Letters' Sent Home To Students Spark Controversy In Massachusetts

'Fat Letters' Sent Home To Students Spark Controversy In Massachusetts
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Added: Feb 28, 2013

Matt Watson, Cam's father, told the news outlet that the school screenings are flawed, not only

 

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food
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Added: Feb 7, 2013

there is abundant evidence that currently grown GE crops have major benefits worldwide and that

 

Discovery in Synthetic Biology Takes Us a Step Closer to New 'Industrial Revolution'

Discovery in Synthetic Biology Takes Us a Step Closer to New 'Industrial Revolution'
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Added: Feb 3, 2013

These factories have a wealth of applications including better drug delivery treatments for

 

Berries May Be Healthful, but Some Health Benefits of Berries May Not Make It Past Your Mouth

Berries May Be Healthful, but Some Health Benefits of Berries May Not Make It Past Your Mouth
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Added: Feb 1, 2013

All fruits are unique because their chemical composition, or fingerprint, varies," said Mark

 

Bearing With Coke: Soft Drinks, Hard Choices

Bearing With Coke: Soft Drinks, Hard Choices
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Added: Jan 28, 2013

Predictably, the collective response of my friends and colleagues in public health has been less

 

Coke's Unconscionable New Ad

Coke's Unconscionable New Ad
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Added: Jan 25, 2013

Dr. Ruth Faden is the Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Moral Foundations

 

Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests

Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests
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Dr. Li Hai, UCVM,

Added: Jan 20, 2013

...the influence of the intestinal bacteria extends even deeper inside the body to influence the

 

Is This the End of the Soft-Drink Era?

Is This the End of the Soft-Drink Era?
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Bloomberg

Added: Jan 20, 2013

Sugary bubbles have become a lightning rod in the U.S. for consumer health concerns, such as

 

Children's Hospitals Make Room for Mom, Dad and Diversions

Children's Hospitals Make Room for Mom, Dad and Diversions
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Nationwide

Added: Jan 15, 2013

However, a small but growing number of studies show family involvement in hospitals can help speed

 

Feeling Bullied by Parents About Weight

Feeling Bullied by Parents About Weight
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David

Added: Jan 13, 2013

"...even well-intentioned commentary from parents and other adults can trigger disordered eating,

 

Synergy in a Spanish Town

Added: Jan 6, 2013

 

How Excess Holiday Eating Disturbs Your 'Food Clock'

How Excess Holiday Eating Disturbs Your 'Food Clock'
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Added: Jan 5, 2013

Scientist have known that the food clock can be reset over time if an organism changes its eating

 

Study: Another Bad Thing About Fructose

Study: Another Bad Thing About Fructose
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Ali

Added: Jan 3, 2013

...the brain appeared to know when to shut down cravings for glucose once the body's requirement

 

Eating Like the Ancients: Heirloom Grains Return

Eating Like the Ancients: Heirloom Grains Return
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F. Martin

Added: Dec 11, 2012

Also called "heritage" or "ancient," these grains are now in supermarket breads, health-food store

 

Fit Kids Finish First in the Classroom

Fit Kids Finish First in the Classroom
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StarChild

Added: Dec 8, 2012

"Look, your fitter kids are the ones who will do better on tests, so that would argue against

 

Could High Insulin Make You Fat? Mouse Study Says Yes

Could High Insulin Make You Fat? Mouse Study Says Yes
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Mehran et al.,

Added: Dec 8, 2012

...animals with persistently lower insulin stay trim even as they indulge themselves on a high-fat,

 

Are you going to Eat That Chair?

Are you going to Eat That Chair?
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Pieter

Added: Dec 1, 2012

This lick-able lollipop of a chair is made entirely out of pure sugar. You're meant to lick away to

 

How to Get Americans to Eat Fish

How to Get Americans to Eat Fish
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Arizona

Added: Nov 14, 2012

We accept commodity food, cheap and familiar, as normal, whether it's a turkey sandwich or filet o'

 

The 50-Year Farm Bill

The 50-Year Farm Bill
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John Sommers

Added: Nov 14, 2012

"You can't run a landscape, any more than you can run your life, indefinitely in a state of

 

Green tea lowers blood glucose spikes

Added: Nov 13, 2012

So, if we serve green tea with french fries in school lunches, then everything will be ok?

 

Another hospital to ban sugary drinks

Another hospital to ban sugary drinks
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StarChild

Added: Nov 6, 2012

Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, is following Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital, a

 

Still-Life Fad Diets and Styles in Unnatural Nourishment

Still-Life Fad Diets and Styles in Unnatural Nourishment
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Stephanie

Added: Oct 23, 2012

We see a lot of food photographs in this era of competitive cooking shows and ubiquitous food porn,

 

Taking the stress out of family dinners

Taking the stress out of family dinners
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(Jason Raish /

Added: Oct 14, 2012

“It’s this perfect storm of problems and insecurities that shouldn’t be

 

Exercise and Be CalorieWise

Exercise and Be CalorieWise

Added: Oct 9, 2012

 

Does Your Gas Tank Hold Enough Food To Feed 22 People?

Does Your Gas Tank Hold Enough Food To Feed 22 People?
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Robert

Added: Oct 6, 2012

Here's a little math problem for you: How many calories go into the ethanol that's in your tank of

 

Chef Tim Moves On

Chef Tim Moves On
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Added: Sep 1, 2012

After putting New Haven schools on the map for its salad bars, gardens, and whole-wheat pancakes,

 

Organic Tomatoes Contain Higher Levels of Antioxidants Than Conventional Tomatoes

Organic Tomatoes Contain Higher Levels of Antioxidants Than Conventional Tomatoes
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Added: Jul 6, 2012

A study conducted at the University of Barcelona shows that organic tomatoes contain higher levels

 

District’s needy get fruit and vegetable Rx

District’s needy get fruit and vegetable Rx
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http://www.washingto

Added: Jun 22, 2012

“We talk a lot about health in a holistic sense, but we haven’t been empowered to endorse it in

 

Mediterranean Diet Is Definitively Linked to Quality of Life

Mediterranean Diet Is Definitively Linked to Quality of Life
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Added: Jun 3, 2012

A new study headed by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Navarra

 

The Sour Politics of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

The Sour Politics of High-Fructose Corn Syrup
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Added: Jun 3, 2012

Cheers to the FDA. It just said a firm no to the Corn Refiners' petition to be allowed to call High

 

Like curry?

Like curry?
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Added: May 27, 2012

New research has discovered that curcumin, a compound found in the cooking spice turmeric, can

 

Saving Food, One Sheet at a Time

Saving Food, One Sheet at a Time
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http://www.washingto

Added: May 16, 2012

Fresh Paper is a product that promises culinary redemption: a redeeming of your health. Here a

 

Hospital Food So Fresh, Even The Healthy Come To Dine

Hospital Food So Fresh, Even The Healthy Come To Dine
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StarChild

Added: May 10, 2012

Only "The Bistro" is no stand-alone restaurant. It's the cafeteria of Fauquier Hospital, one of the

 

Study predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese in 2030

Study predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese in 2030
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MARVIN

Added: May 9, 2012

“If we don’t do anything, this is going to really hinder any efforts to contain future

 

Is eating out healthy?

Is eating out healthy?

Added: May 4, 2012

Michael Bauer of Between Meals in the San Francisco Chronicle writes about the healthfulness in

 

Anti-inflammatory Effects Of Pomegranate In Rabbits: A Potential Treament In Humans?

Anti-inflammatory Effects Of Pomegranate In Rabbits: A Potential Treament In Humans?

Added: May 4, 2012

Inflammation is always present in cancer conditions. When blood samples collected from rabbits fed

 

Fennel, prosciutto and pomegranate salad

Fennel, prosciutto and pomegranate salad
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http://smittenkitche

Added: May 4, 2012

A really yummy

 

Exercise Suppresses Appetite By Affecting Appetite Hormones

Exercise Suppresses Appetite By Affecting Appetite Hormones
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Added: May 4, 2012

This one molecule is a major player to loosing fat. Keep your eye out for info on ghrelin, the

 

Fatty Foods -- Not Empty Stomach -- Fire Up Hunger Hormone

Fatty Foods -- Not Empty Stomach -- Fire Up Hunger Hormone
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iStockphoto/Marketa

Added: May 4, 2012

Listen up parents. Without dietary fats, ghrelin peaks remain inactive and don't affect storage of

 

Making America Fat: It’s Not the Burger, it’s the Bun

Making America Fat: It’s Not the Burger, it’s the Bun

Added: May 4, 2012

Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook has a great article about the problem with eating carbs. "This country

 

Turkey and Vegetable Burgers

Turkey and Vegetable Burgers
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Andrew Scrivani for

Added: May 4, 2012

It takes 616 gallons of water to produce each beef patty! When it comes to global warming,

 

Food game that works

Food game that works
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Added: May 4, 2012

Kaiser Permanente has created a game that does engage a young mind immediately. It challenges a

 

Even Benefits Don’t Tempt Us to Vegetables

Even Benefits Don’t Tempt Us to Vegetables
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Yvetta

Added: May 4, 2012

So what’s so good about vegetables

 

Add Spices To Your Burger To Reduce Cancer Risk

Add Spices To Your Burger To Reduce Cancer Risk
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http://www.healthyth

Added: May 4, 2012

Is there a restaurant in your town that serves hamburgers that are safe? Write the chef of your

 

Mathematical Equation Calculates Cost of Walking for First Time

Mathematical Equation Calculates Cost of Walking for First Time
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iStockphoto/Tyler

Added: May 4, 2012

 

Brain Cells -- Not Lack of Willpower -- Determine Obesity, Study Finds

Brain Cells -- Not Lack of Willpower -- Determine Obesity, Study Finds
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Monash

Added: May 4, 2012

Eating high-fat diet does what to your brain

 

A Modest Proposal: Ditch Extra Spending for School Lunch

A Modest Proposal: Ditch Extra Spending for School Lunch
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Added: May 4, 2012

"Yet, even while Congress spends billions dropping bombs on Afghanistan ($338 billion to date), the

 

Beyond “Museum” Gardens

Beyond “Museum” Gardens
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Added: May 4, 2012

“Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he’ll eat for a

 

Two Years Old -- A Childhood Obesity Tipping Point?

Two Years Old -- A Childhood Obesity Tipping Point?
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iStockphoto/Ekaterin

Added: May 4, 2012

Paving the way for disease and an early death! This is not a healthy

 

A Different Education: Compost and Community, Not Literacy

  A Different Education: Compost and Community, Not Literacy
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http://www.theatlant

Added: May 4, 2012

This school has a mission that they are going to keep: "create a resource-rich safe space for youth

 

Overweight Children Have Eating Patterns Different from Those of Normal Weight Children, Norwegian Study Finds

Overweight Children Have Eating Patterns Different from Those of Normal Weight Children, Norwegian Study Finds
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iStockphoto/Jack

Added: May 4, 2012

A study of fourth graders reveals

 

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy Programs Child for Future Diabetes
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Rafa Irusta /

Added: May 4, 2012

This is called epigenetics. What a woman is eating at the time of conception doesn't affect her

 

Could Our Minds Be Tricked Into Satisfying Our Stomachs?

Could Our Minds Be Tricked Into Satisfying Our Stomachs?
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iStockphoto

Added: May 4, 2012

The key to losing weight could lie in manipulating our beliefs about how filling we think food will

 

Ed Bruske of The Slow Cook tells us all

Ed Bruske of The Slow Cook tells us all

Added: May 4, 2012

Someone wasn't exactly honest with the yuong student who polled his fellow classmates about

 

Eat a Protein-Rich Breakfast

Eat a Protein-Rich Breakfast
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University of

Added: May 4, 2012

A protein-rich breakfast does help your body control appetite and regulate food intake. Maybe

 

Dad's Weight and Diet Linked to Offspring's Risk of Diabetes

Dad's Weight and Diet Linked to Offspring's Risk of Diabetes
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iStockphoto/Rob

Added: May 4, 2012

Why would it be the dad's reproductive cells that are the culprit in setting the next generation up

 

How the Food Makers Captured Our Brains

How the Food Makers Captured Our Brains
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http://www.nytimes.c

Added: May 4, 2012

In this groundbreaking investigation of the insatiable American appetite, Dr. David Kessler

 

Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Discover 'Hidden' Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code

Are Genes Our Destiny? Scientists Discover 'Hidden' Code in DNA Evolves More Rapidly Than Genetic Code
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Added: May 4, 2012

Remember the article about dad's weight and diet being the culprit in setting up the next

 

Corporate Food Interests Censor Talk of Rebates in School Meals

Corporate Food Interests Censor Talk of Rebates in School Meals
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http://www.theslowco

Added: May 4, 2012

Trouble is brewing with school food service companies who take rebates. Find out who the food

 

Michael Pollan: On the Steve Jobs of agriculture

Michael Pollan: On the Steve Jobs of agriculture
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Jahi Chikwendiu -

Added: May 4, 2012

"...but someone will be the Steve Jobs of

 

Fat babies are not always healthy babies

Fat babies are not always healthy babies
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Len Spoden - For

Added: May 4, 2012

Edamame. I was with him until the

 

Hiding Vegetables in Kids' Foods Can Increase Vegetable Intake

Hiding Vegetables in Kids' Foods Can Increase Vegetable Intake
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Noam /

Added: May 4, 2012

"Vegetables have been shown to help lower calorie intake. The problem is getting kids to eat enough

 

Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches

Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches
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Lori Wolfe/The

Added: May 4, 2012

Apparently, Congress didn't seek professional opinions about heatlhy eating for our school

 

Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause

Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause
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Yvetta

Added: May 4, 2012

This month the United Nations General Assembly will focus on noncommunicable diseases, with the

 

A new approach to weight loss?

A new approach to weight loss?

Added: May 4, 2012

If built-in reward systems in the brain are already present when a child is young, why not allow

 

How to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Get Government to Pay Attention

How to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Get Government to Pay Attention
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http://www.theatlant

Added: May 4, 2012

If governments paid attention to the research, Marion Nestle proposes 5 things that could happen:

 

The Potato Dispute: Should We Allow Starch in School Meals?

The Potato Dispute: Should We Allow Starch in School Meals?
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http://www.theatlant

Added: May 4, 2012

It isn't a case of starch. The baking potato is the one food other than table sugar that causes a

 

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail
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ZUMA

Added: May 4, 2012

Incredible Edible, an ambitious, agrarian-minded scheme that’s brought together an entire

 

Congress Delays Setting Nutrition Standards for Kids—Again

Congress Delays Setting Nutrition Standards for Kids—Again
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http://www.theatlant

Added: May 4, 2012

Recall that the industry spent a reported $37 million to oppose the IWG recommendations.

 

Diabetes May Start in the Intestines, Research Suggests

Diabetes May Start in the Intestines, Research Suggests
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Washington

Added: May 4, 2012

"When people become resistant to insulin, as happens when they gain weight, FAS doesn't work

 

Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation in Overweight and Obese Adults

Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation in Overweight and Obese Adults

Added: May 4, 2012

"Glycemic load" refers to how the intake of carbohydrates, adjusted for total grams of

 

Occupy the Food System

Occupy the Food System

Added: May 4, 2012

It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives. Are we about to do some

 

Looking Ahead: 2012 Food Politics

Looking Ahead: 2012 Food Politics
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http://www.theatlant

Added: May 4, 2012

Happy news-- and not so happy news-- When we began looking at childhood obesity in 2007, we found

 

Screening Children for Cholesterol

Screening Children for Cholesterol
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Joyce

Added: May 4, 2012

Dr. Stephen Daniels Chief of Pediatrics at Colorado Medical School discusses why he recommends

 

Boost for Health? Researchers Isolate Protein Linking Exercise to Health Benefits

Boost for Health? Researchers Isolate Protein Linking Exercise to Health Benefits
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Imre Forgo /

Added: May 4, 2012

Keep riding that bike! There is something to exercise afterall. "There has been a feeling in the

 

To Cut The Risk Of A High-Fat Meal Add Spice

To Cut The Risk Of A High-Fat Meal Add Spice
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iStockphoto.com

Added: May 4, 2012

Her study found that a spicy meal helps cut levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in the blood

 

Baby Knows Best: Baby-Led Weaning Promotes Healthy Food Preferences

Baby Knows Best: Baby-Led Weaning Promotes Healthy Food Preferences
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Anna Omelchenko /

Added: May 4, 2012

Notice, this says baby-led. That means you, mom and dad. Get out of the

 

Teaching Fat Cells to Burn Calories: New Target Against Obesity Involves Brown Fat

Teaching Fat Cells to Burn Calories: New Target Against Obesity Involves Brown Fat

Added: May 4, 2012

There's brown fat? You thought there was just fat, right? Not so, say researches. They want to

 

Showing kids photos of vegetables may get them to eat a bit more

Showing kids photos of vegetables may get them to eat a bit more
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David

Added: May 4, 2012

One way you can get your child to consume more healthy foods is to have an image of healthy foods

 

I Spy Tostada

I Spy Tostada
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starchildscience

Added: Dec 30, 2013

How healthy is this tostada? Which ingredient has the most flavonoids in it?  What do flavonoids

 

Burpee, Baker Creek Heirlooms talk seed catalogs

Burpee, Baker Creek Heirlooms talk seed catalogs
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http://www.chron.com

Added: May 4, 2012

In Burpee’s “new and exclusive” arsenal this year are the ‘Twice as Nice’ hybrid melon,

 

Food 2.0

Food 2.0
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http://slurpandburp.

Added: May 4, 2012

Food 2.0 is probably one of very few books on fast healthy cooking that is worth reading. Charles

 

Why We Get Fat

Why We Get Fat
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http://www.dietsinre

Added: May 4, 2012

Carbs got to go! While you read this, think of the efficient use of insulin as your bottom line.

 

Mindless Eating Book

Mindless Eating Book

Added: May 4, 2012

"...uncovers some of the “hidden persuaders” that cause us to overeat, and offers simple

 

Healthy Choices Teacher Contest Sponsor

Healthy Choices Teacher Contest Sponsor

Added: Mar 6, 2014

Sponsors for our Healthy Choices Teacher Contest 2014 cover a huge range of companies and

 

Healthy Living Initiative Posters

Healthy Living Initiative Posters

Added: Sep 4, 2012

There's evidence all over the place, at schools, hospitals, pediatric clinics, natural food stores,

 

Healthy Choices Flyers

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Added: May 31, 2012

To read about our Teacher Contest go to:http://starchildscience.org/teacher-contest Get the word

 

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