It's that time again! The kids go back to school, which means back to navigating school food. For diet-aware parents, the food can be the most challenging part of the September to June sprint. We look at the school breakfast and lunch menus and dream of a total makeover. If we could only eliminate toaster pastries or cut the number of times pizza is served each week, maybe that would make it better.
Feedback has launched a legal challenge (with solicitors at Leigh Day) against the UK Government for its Food Strategy published in June 2022, which fails to take into account environmental advice from the Government’s own Climate Change Committee and adviser Henry Dimbleby.
Well, it happened. I had just finished my exercise class when the instructor asked, “Who wants some zucchini?” Ahh - zucchini, you either love it or hate it. And for those who grow it, they have more than what they know what to do with.
This week we brought on Deepa Deshmukh to talk about her experience as a plant-based nutritionist. Deepa has a unique background that includes training in food science and nutrition. She is one of only a handful of dietitians nationwide, who are Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDCES) and holds a certificate in Adult Weight Management.
Howard Jacobson, PhD, is a health coach and an executive coach to clients ranging from startup founders to established and rising Fortune 100 leaders. He is Director of Coaching at Bregman Partners and Head Coach at the Healthy Minds Initiative. He hosts the Plant Yourself Podcast and has written a bunch of books. His mission includes helping kind and generous people grow their capacity and scale their influence.
Melissa Busta is committed to nursing, fitness, and the WFPB Vegan lifestyle, and is taking the body-building world by storm showing them "how it's done" in a health-promoting way! Enjoy the interview!
Victor Bradley Jr. and Mark Cervenik came to the realization of disparity in nutrition understanding and food access from totally different directions, but, like spokes to a hub, they reached many of the same conclusions.
For as long as I remember medicine has taught me about disease: the characteristics of disease, the effects of disease, its signs and symptoms, how to diagnose it, and how to attack it. Sadly, medicine rarely gets truly involved with the big picture of health, let alone the bigger picture of public health - a people’s ability and need to pursue happiness, have a roof over their head, feel safe, get education and nutrition, enjoy wealth and health... I wonder why I never defected!
The average American visits the grocery store 1.6 times a week. And every time we go, we are influenced, steered, and pushed to buy certain products. Marketers skillfully apply all they know, investing more than $1.6 Billion per year to assure that buyers are engaged, and products are flying off the shelves.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has published multiple papers in the scientific literature and has presented widely on the topic of plant-based nutrition. Dr. LeAnne Campbell is president of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She has over 30 years of experience designing and directing education initiatives, including leadership programs, professional development for teachers, and development workshops.