There is a lot of junk on the internet. Here is some stuff worth reading.
Where’s the food? This Runner’s World article talks about the importance of getting nutrients from real food rather than energy bars and fortified processed food products. The article also has links to delicious real food recipes like Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash. Yum!! I might have to make that soon .
The stigma of being fat: according to this NY Times article, fat discrimination is becoming more and more prevalent and socially acceptable. Currently, there is no federal legislation to protect the rights of fat people, but there is a fat acceptance civil rights organization. Do you think that there need to be laws to protect discrimination against obese people? And if so, do you think that doctors, dietitians, personal trainers, etc have the right to be hired/ promoted without weight being a factor?
Where is your milk from? Type in the code on your carton, and find out here!
Ben & Jerry’s has announced that all of their flavors will be fair trade by 2013. Awesome!
I love Michelle Obama’s passion for promoting healthy eating. Check out her speech to the Grocery Manufactures Association about childhood obesity. My favorite comment about making products healthier: “It doesn’t mean compensating for high amounts of problematic ingredients with small amounts of beneficial ones — for example, adding a little bit of Vitamin C to a product with lots of sugar, or a gram of fiber to a product with tons of fat doesn’t suddenly make those products good for our kids.” Hear that Fruit Loops??