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.
Here's another finding from the Rudd Center's f.a.c.t.s. report on the relationship of food advertising and children:
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.
Anyone who gives thought to food politics knows that it is supremely fugged up.
* We subsidize corn to the point that no bushel grown in the US would make a profit if not for Uncle Sam's contribution.
* Through the subsidies, we urge our fellow citizens to eat processed food at the expense of fresh.
* Even nuttier, we never intended that outcome, but the chance of changing it is all but nil, because the situation is locked in by lobbyists.
Here's the headline to which I refer in the headline of this post:
How Michael Prager’s Book Helped Me Make Lunch for My Kid
I happened across a well-written blog by "VB" this morning that had a couple of points of interest to me. The url is healthygumsandme.blogspot,com, which she explains in one of her first posts: The dental hygienist told her, at the end of a visit, that she'd reset the cleanliness in her mouth, and it was up to her to keep it up there. And unlike other times, she did, for more than a month, and then realized she could apply that same discipline to other habits, including her eating.
This goes back a few weeks, but it's also worth acknowledging: Glenn Beck declares:
"Get away from my french fries, Mrs. Obama. First politician that comes up to me with a carrot stick, I’ve got a place for it," he said, adding: "And it’s not in my tummy.”
I'm not sure what to think of it, but worth noting: Disney "Magic of Healthy Living" page promotes movement, healthy snacks, and other wholesome activity.