Tag Archives: nutrition

Let’s Eat In

To cook or not to cook? That is the question.  Such a simple question, too. It’s one that food activist and author Michael Pollan answered in his latest book Cooked with a resounding yes. Yet it’s a disquieting question for us humans to ask – and historically unprecedented. Read more in my Edible Blue Ridge Winter 2014 column.

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A Lighter Load

In a strange twist of fate, obesity may be the tipping the scales towards local foods. With the dubious distinction of becoming the fattest nation in the world in 2012, U.S. leaders are galvanizing action at all levels to address obesity…. A  2012 Cornell study reports that obesity now accounts for a whopping 21 percent of U.S. health-care costs, estimated at $190 billion per year….   A growing body of evidence even suggests that a host of everyday products are also culpable.  Read more in my Edible Blue Ridge Fall 2013 column

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5 Ways to Eat Local: Core Performance Interviews Tanya

Pete Williams – a UVa alumni (wahoowah!) – interviews Tanya about the health impacts of eating more locally, and 5 easy ways most people can choose to eat locally and make a difference. Pete Williams is a contributing writer for CorePerformance.com and the co-author of the Core Performance book series. Listen to the podcast here. And read about the 5 ways to eat local here.

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