Tamara, a blogger and kindred spirit in Colorado, recently posted on her search for the intersection of nutrition and cost. Here's her report.
While I continue to fondle my opinion that in popular culture, fast food is considered fun while nutrition is nerdy, here's someone's list of the 20 healthiest foods under $1.
Don't let the fact that she included beets put you off. None of the others taste like dirt.
This time it's the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Health Organisation, as related by the Daily Mail newspaper:
"A ‘fat tax’ on unhealthy foods, restrictions on junk food advertising and better labelling are the most cost-effective ways to cut obesity," a study finds.
My hometown weekly did a Q&A with me that ran last week. I'm a little lax in posting it.
Thanks to writer Nicole Laskowski.
Here's another finding from the Rudd Center's f.a.c.t.s. report on the relationship of food advertising and children:
Faced with fresh assaults on fast food from politicians and anti- obesity activists, the restaurant industry is gearing up to fight back, emphasizing the role fast-food businesses have played in providing jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.
That's the lead paragraph from a story in the Los Angeles Times yesterday, and I just have to laugh at the attempt to misdirect.
Actually, my headline is wrong. Fast food is absolutely a battlefront in the culture war. But that's part of the misdirection I wrote in my previous post.
I don't know how far I'll get with it, but this is the first in a series of data gathered and interpreted by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. The center released its extensive f.a.c.t.s. report this week. The acronym stands for Food Advertising to Children and Teens Score.
The fast food industry spent more than $4.2 billion in 2009 on TV advertising, radio, magazines, outdoor advertising, and other media.
I'm excited and honored to be the first visitor to Meredith Terpeluk's new "Healthy Voice" radio show, which she's debuting on blogtalkradio.com a week from today, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern.