Haagen Dazs has figured things out. They recently launched their new product “Five, all-natural ice cream crafted with only five ingredients for incredibly pure, balanced flavor… and surprisingly less fat!” And McDonald’s recently introduced “oatmeal.” As Mark Bittman says: “Real oatmeal contains no ingredients; rather, it is an ingredient…A more accurate description than “100% natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” would be “oats, … Continue reading

Do we, as a society, ignore the concept of living well when kids are most impressionable?

When do kids start mimicking family and friends and start forming lifelong habits? Almost immediately after birth.  Then why do we wait until middle school to introduce “Health” to the kids as part of a formal curriculum, that coincidentally, happens in a period when kids are just becoming rebellious?  If parents don’t place living healthfully high on their priority list, how are kids supposed to … Continue reading Do we, as a society, ignore the concept of living well when kids are most impressionable?