Here’s the deal: I am a frustrated urban farmer. I am frustrated because I have no space to plant fruits and vegetables in the Summer and since I live in Michigan, we have a relatively short growing season. Come to think of it, I am not really even sure if you would call me a farmer. Maybe farmer-esque? Farmer-ish? How about pretend farmer? Whatever the … Continue reading Channeling my inner Farmer John this Summer…maybe
So I was in a meeting today with a bunch of public health professionals when the conversation turned towards what new diets my co-workers are in. Admittedly, as a veteran of diet fads, the conversation piqued my interest. Ten years ago, despite having a healthy weight and an active lifestyle, I said goodbye to carbohydrates and said hello piles of meat for breakfast, meat for … Continue reading Orange is the New Black, and Sorghum is the New Quinoa?
As a public health student and worker, I am very anxious to hear President Trump’s policy position in the area of nutrition and food access. It is important for the public health field to understand Trump’s position because the prevalence of obesity in the United States continue to worsen. In fact, almost 35% of adult males and 40% adult females in the country are obese … Continue reading Wait and See? Public Health Nutrition Under Trump