Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good

I have a confession to make: on a bad day I can feel despondent and jaded when I consider the magnitude of change that is needed to rectify our country’s ubiquitous health crises. Then I remember that every positive action counts, one person can make a difference, and together we can educate, support, and really help each other live better and effect remarkable change.
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A Foodie? Yes/No?

The term foodie has a lot of connotations – some good, some bad. Maybe we just need a new definition of foodie that will eliminate any hint of elitism that has been attached to the term.
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Calories Consumed Per Day - Up Nearly 25% Since 1970

Over the last 40 years, obesity has become an American epidemic, one to which we can correlate any number of changes and trends. Here are two sets of infographics from two very different sources that reflect some of those changes and trends.

For example, from Civil Eats, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School
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Kids Taught to Prefer Sugar, Fat, Salt, and Fast Food

The frontier in the fight against childhood obesity should be pushed back to toddlers and preschoolers, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that kids ages 3-5 already have developed a taste for sugary, fatty, and salty foods, and easily recognize the brands that offer these options.
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McDonald's Execs Launch Health Food Chain

Are McDonald’s CEO Mike Roberts and Chief of Operations Mike Donahue seeing the light? After contributing to the 25 pound-weight gain the average American has packed on in the last 50 years, Roberts and Donahue are starting a healthy fast food restaurant chain.
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