What are the odds? During a road race, not one, but two runners collapse with cardiac arrest. It gets better. In an incredible stroke of good luck, in each case a cardiologist happens to be running right behind to administer life-saving care. The SAME cardiologist
This month, we have the honor of being invited to do a breakout session at the Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) Wellness Retreat. It was held 10/31-11/5 in Tucson, AZ. What a beautiful setting for their first event of this kind. The location was excellent. The CNS staff and Board Members were warm and inviting. The attendees were open to meeting and chatting. And the food was fantastic!
No matter the species, fit and growing youngsters are hungry a lot of the time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics, the average healthy male infant is expected to double his weight by three months of age. If he follows typical growth charts, then by 15 months, he will have doubled his weight again. In addition to that, his weight is expected to double between the ages of 3 and 9 years and continue to increase by about 5 lbs per year until age 20. [1,2]
We started the 6 Million Seeds Project a year ago. We have grown from a tiny seed to a bit of sprout now. We are starting to get noticed as we take root. The project has been completely exhilarating. So, I want to give you, our community, a recap of our progress over the year! We have good news to share!
CH-CH-CH-CHIA! You may remember this TV commercial from the 1980’s advertising Chia Pets. They were small clay shaped animals covered with “hair” which was really green sprouted chia seeds. The same chia seeds on these clay animals are the very seeds we eat today to boost our health.
Today, we invited Amy Tasetano to talk about her ‘gorgeously green lifestyle’. Amy has a Bachelor of Business Administration in industrial and organizational psychology. She has also completed the plant-based nutrition certificate through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in addition to becoming a nutritarian health coach and podcast host.
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.
Today, we invited Laurie Burhoe to discuss her work in food education and sustainable gardening. Laurie has lived in Maine for 45 years. She is an artist specializing in wildlife and landscapes. She was a public school teacher and is a master gardener and master naturalist in the state of Maine.