Hooked on Apples

Hooked on Apples

When it comes to solving big problems, I believe in reaching for the low-hanging fruit first. What’s the easy stuff we can get out of the way before working on harder challenges? Right now, many of us can go for the low hanging-fruit in a very literal way: by...
Another Fast Food Stunt

Another Fast Food Stunt

Now here’s a dinner I wish I could’ve attended. I hear it was an elegant evening of fine dining in New York City’s chic Tribeca neighborhood. Celebrity chefs prepared a sumptuous spread of international cuisines for this truly unique ballet for the...
No Appetite for Fixing School Lunch

No Appetite for Fixing School Lunch

You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good. That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. I was active in advocating for school lunch reform...
Extreme Nutrition

Extreme Nutrition

To most people, “bonking” implies an R-rated activity. To marathon runners, cyclists, and other¬†endurance athletes, it’s something else entirely. In sports jargon, someone who “bonks” suffers severe fatigue after running out of their...
Jilting My Sugar

Jilting My Sugar

A cartoon drawn by Marty Bucella going around Facebook these days depicts an overweight man on a scale with his doctor. “No, it’s not water,” the doctor says. “You seem to be retaining food.” That was me. Yes, it’s true, I write...
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