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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Op Ed: Why can't low income people eat right?

Michelle Obama’s handshake with Walmart is center stage news today. The whole emphasis is on price as if the organic and natural food movement is responsible for low income people not being able to eat right and Walmart is ready to save the day by making good food affordable.
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In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Food is the one thing that Americans hate to love and, as it turns out, love to hate. What we want to eat has been ousted by the notion of what we should eat, and it’s at this nexus of hunger and hang-up that Michael Pollan poses his most salient question: where is the food in our food?
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Michael Pollan in Seattle: The Omnivore's Solution

Mashing together observations from three of his books – Food Rules, In Defense of Food, and The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan covered subjects ranging from America’s eating disorder and “nutritionism” to healthy living and the wisdom of food.
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