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

Libs, Cons, and Marketing to Kids
Marketing

Libs, Cons, and Marketing to Kids

As a mother of young girls, I was disturbed to see Victoria’s Secret’s marketing of sexualized products extend down to the teen and tween market with their new Bright Young Things campaign.  For many years now, I’ve been concerned about how marketers target kids and the negative impacts are well documented by the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood. … Continue reading