What AND Could Do Instead of Taking Soda Money
Advocacy / Food as Reward / Food Environment / Soda

What AND Could Do Instead of Taking Soda Money

After responding to the Kentucky Beverage Association’s “Don’t blame soft drinks for obesity” letter, my thoughts turned to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) taking money from soda companies.  The AND claims to be the public’s  best source for the most credible food and nutrition information but that credibility is diminished when it uses its platform to support soda … Continue reading

Earth Day, Obesogenic Environment and Walmart
Food Environment / Junk Food / Sugar

Earth Day, Obesogenic Environment and Walmart

As we celebrate Earth Day, it’s time to look beyond the standard message of “reduce, reuse, recycle” and consider how our obesogenic environment impacts climate change.  The Motley Fool recently published some startling figures. Cars burn around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Get the Soda Facts Straight
Soda / Sugar

Letter to the Editor: Let’s Get the Soda Facts Straight

Here’s my letter to the editor of the Lexington Herald Leader: When I read the April 7th letter from the Kentucky Beverage Association representative titled “Don’t blame soft drinks for obesity” I knew I had to respond.  Kentucky has the third highest rate of childhood obesity and education about soda’s role in this epidemic is necessary to … Continue reading

Food Bloggers Against Hunger: Dinner and a Movie
Advocacy / Hunger

Food Bloggers Against Hunger: Dinner and a Movie

“…the problem of hunger is very much invisible in this country and, in fact, hidden in the bodies of those who are obese”                                                                                                      – A Place At The Table director Kristi Jacobson Today food bloggers are uniting to fight against hunger.  This is an issue that’s especially pressing in Kentucky where nearly one in four … Continue reading