Category Archives: Educational Tips

The Happy Meal Art Project

Someone recently sent me the link to the Happy Meal art project by New York artist, Sally Davies.  I couldn’t resist sharing it with you—people I care about—in hopes that I can convince more of you not to eat at fast food restaurants.  I had heard anecdotal reports about the fact that McDonald’s food doesn’t

All About Pumpkins!!

As I mentioned in my last blog, I love anything with pumpkin in it. Not only is it tasty (in my opinion), it is also very nutritious (see nutrition facts below).  In an effort to help you enjoy the bounty of this beautiful fall, I’m dedicating this week to my favorite pumpkin recipes.  If you

Sunday Morning Musing on Food

My leisurely reading on Sunday morning was noticeably peppered with reactions and musings about the food we eat.  Because these thoughts multiplied and created such curiosity for me in such a brief period of time (in the course of only an hour) I thought I’d write them down.  What struck me and why I’m writing

TV can ruin your health

I don’t watch that much TV, but it was pointed out to me how awful the food ads are, particularly from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (exactly when people tend to sit in front of the TV and eat).  The food that’s advertised tends to be similar to the food that you see in the picture

Get up and get a drink NOW!

I have recently been paying a lot of attention to whether I feel thirsty or not.  Surprisingly, the more that I consciously pay attention to this sense, the more I am able to really experience the sense of thirst.  Why am I doing that, you might ask.  Did you know it is estimated that 75%

Do you know what you’re eating?

I love the news I get on Salon.com.  The article I just read should put one more hole in the fabric of any of your reasoning for eating processed food. The article is entitled “The secret to the immortality of McDonald’s food: The chain’s burgers can resist rot for years.  Scientists explain why they have

Tomatoes and Basil – Nothing short of wonderful!

I have wonderful childhood memories of going out into my father’s garden, picking a tomato off the vine and eating it in the backyard, the juice warmed from the sun dripping down my face and arm.  What a taste delight!  I mean, is there anything better than a fresh picked tomato right off the vine? 

Slow Food is Good Food

I recently had the pleasure of eating at The Harvest, a restaurant that is also a member of the Slow Food Movement. Located on the Capitol Square in Madison, WI, Harvest is, as their website notes “passionately devoted to bringing Madison a unique dining experience, and a menu enhanced by seasonal locally-grown, and organic ingredients.” 

Beware of unhealthy advice from “health magazines”

I used to follow health magazines and articles to try to eat healthy, but for a while it was a problem because it would always become tangled up with the diet mentality. As told by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in their book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, it’s not about calories (the

Getting Real About Our Bodies

Mary (whose name has been changed to protect her innocence) is in 6th grade, loves physical activity and has taken great pride in being able to be more physically able than some of the boys in her class.  She has been described by her mother as a “foodie.”   She loves unusual food for a girl