The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

The Older Picky Eater: Even Michael Pollan Has One!

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD. Everyone is talking about picky eating, but the frustration isn’t about toddlers alone. Picky eating is prevalent in elementary and middle school, and even high school. It’s not uncommon to see … Continue reading

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How to Manage 100 Trillion Bacteria in Your Gut

How to Manage 100 Trillion Bacteria in Your Gut

If you didn’t have the time to read Michael Pollan’s weekend piece for the New York Times Magazine, you missed out on a fantastic overview of the emerging science of the human microbiome. Each time you eat or drink, you … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Supermarket Tour on Food Day (Monday 10/24, 2pm)

Join Us for a Supermarket Tour on Food Day (Monday 10/24, 2pm)

Monday, October 24th is Food Day. The 6 FOOD DAY PRINCIPLES include the reduction of diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods and promoting health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids. Across the nation, hundreds of community events will celebrate and educate … Continue reading

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Sea Salt vs. Table Salt – The Truth

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt – The Truth

This is a guest blog post by Claire Harrison The other day I found myself standing in front of an array of gourmet sea salts, each packaged in a small plastic tub.  The labels were in different pastel colours and … Continue reading

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Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

This is a guest post by Catherine Delett. Birthdays rock. Ask any kid what their favorite day of the year is and chances are, the answer is “My birthday!” And birthdays almost always mean birthday cake. It may seem like … Continue reading

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64 Food Rules

64 Food Rules

Michael Pollan’s new book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual came out over the holidays. For those of you not familiar with his work, Mr. Pollan, a professor of journalism and an author, is considered one of the grass roots leaders … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Summer Blockbuster? Nah, But Food Inc. is a Must See

Summer Blockbuster? Nah, But Food Inc. is a Must See

Don’t have the time to read about the negative impacts of industrialization on the quality and nutrition of the food you eat? Spend two hours watching the Food Inc. when it comes out: The documentary, produced by Robert Kenner, features … Continue reading

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Obama’s Secretary of Food

Obama’s Secretary of Food

Image via Wikipedia In an op-ed piece , New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof suggests creating a new office instead of the USDA: A Department of Agriculture made sense 100 years ago when 35 percent of Americans engaged in farming. … Continue reading

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America Needs a Food Superhero

America Needs a Food Superhero

Michael Pollan is a well known writer on isues of food politics. In today’s New York Times Magazine, he has published an open letter to the next President, urging dramatic changes to America’s food system. It’s quite a long article, … Continue reading

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