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learning about nutrition in an unlikely place: reality TV…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Blog Posts | 7 comments

Who knew that a reality TV show would be the best source of basic “nutrition education” I’ve witnessed (other than me, I hope) for my almost first-grader? I’ve written a lot (here and here and here are a few…) about how harmful “nutrition education” can be for children, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the messages in Discovery Channel’s Man, Woman, Wild (so far) where a husband and wife team face survival challenges. Here are the...

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soul, food, and Heirloom Meals…

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

I am coming down from a truly inspiring weekend with incredible people,  grateful I took the opportunity to fly across the country to be part of the Heirloom Meals Christmas Special. I knew it would be an amazing weekend when I was greeted with a water bottle, and shown the spring in the back of the property. Yes, fresh, clean, spring water, with Scottish Highland cows grazing, chickens making themselves heard, and daffodils dotting the fields as I looked out across the Berkshire...

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dairy farming and dairy enjoying

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

National Milk Day is January 11th, so in honor, I thought I would post this piece. What’s your favorite way to enjoy milk? (Mine is with warm cookies, or a crunchy bowl of cereal, or with a warm quiche…) It was a special day last fall for  M’s 6th birthday and a tour on a local dairy farm with a friend from school (no school that day too!) Barb Liebenstein took us on a tour of her family’s dairy, less than an hour out from the Twin Cities. The afternoon included petting...

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Accepting and loving your body will NOT kill you (Jess Weiner article review)

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Blog Posts | 27 comments

Warning, mild rant. This apparently has been a pretty controversial topic (I understand Ms Weiner is launching a new campaign, so good PR, I suppose…) I was curious to read Jess Weiner’s article in Glamour magazine. I had read and recommended, “Life Doesn’t Begin Five Pounds From Now,” particularly enjoying sections on how to stop the “fat-talk” that we women engage in so freely. Heck, I even “liked” her on face-book. Alas, the title,...

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“failure to thrive”, three little words…

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

I did a guest post over at Gift of Miles blog called, “Failure to Thrive” Label  Fails Parents and Children“. Because really, it means your child is “failing…” YOU are “failing”… Kristin Beltaos is a coach and Mom dealing with, and helping families navigate and THRIVE with severe food allergies. Check it out. Have you been “threatened” with a diagnosis of Failure to Thrive? How have food allergies affected your feeding and your...

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