Author Archive: Leanne

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Environments are Critical- Stop the Foodie Victim-Blaming

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Environments are Critical- Stop the Foodie Victim-Blaming




“What these families should be doing…” And that’s where she lost me. It had been a full day at the healthy food summit, full of well intentioned but misdirected physicians, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs spouting off on how we can make better choices and encourage others to do the same. It should be noted that the […]

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Thanksgiving Feast and the Lunchroom Economy

| November 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Thanksgiving Feast and the Lunchroom Economy




Last week I skipped out of work and joined my sons for their school cafeteria’s annual invite-your-adults-to-lunch event. The flyer that came home (squashed and half shredded by the grueling backpack ride) boasted this fine spread: Who am I to say no to that? I found myself waiting with a handful of other parents, all […]

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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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