Archive for March, 2013

Vitamin D: It Does a Body Good

| March 25, 2013 | 6 Comments
Vitamin D:  It Does a Body Good




Every year, since my children were born, we (meaning all 4 members of the family) get sick, multiple times during the year, particularly during the winter months.   Usually, it works as follows:  my kids will pick up some terrible virus/bacteria at school and bring it into the house, where it will incubate in their little […]

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Don’t Worry, Eat Happy

| March 18, 2013 | 3 Comments
Don’t Worry, Eat Happy




“Animals feed; man eats; only a man of wit knows how to eat.”  Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825) Everyone knows the feeling of “butterflies in the stomach” when nervous, and many of us have had the unfortunate experience of getting a stomachache when stressed or sad. We understand that the brain can affect […]

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Breaking the Granola Bar Habit

| March 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Breaking the Granola Bar Habit




Many years ago, I dated a chef. During his stint in culinary school, he would come home from nutrition class every day and ask me what I had eaten. I was always proud to tell him of the nutritious meals I had packed for work. That was when I was single and childless, and I […]

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Rino, the Incredible & Adventurous Mini-Eater

| March 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
Rino, the Incredible & Adventurous Mini-Eater




Have you met Rino?  The adorable Japanese toddler-girl who took the internet by storm with her voracious appetite and adventurous spirit? If you haven’t gone online and met Rino, I strongly suggest you do.  You’ll find her enthusiastically inhaling large quantities of international foods made by her loving parents;  in one video you’ll find Rino […]

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Gaps from Farm to Table

| March 4, 2013 | 4 Comments
Gaps from Farm to Table




The Center for Environmental Farming Systems hosted a lecture by Maya Wiley, founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, in Durham, NC last week about gaps in the farm-to-table movement. The Center for Social Inclusion works to identify “causes of racial inequity at a systems…to find solutions that promote equity and fairness.” With […]

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