Saturday, February 05, 2011

Saturday Stories


Yale and Nuval's Dr. David Katz dissects the new 2010 American Dietary Guidelines, while Food Fight's Melanie Warner mercilessly translates them.

Mark Bittman talks food policy manifesto in the New York Times.

Arya covers a recent study that revealed new MDs aren't interested in talking lifestyle change.

Travis warms my confirmations biases with his piece that calls for an end to linking inactivity and obesity.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:10 am

    Exercise, maybe not as we think of it, in the gym, but activity. Constant daily movement, such as was the habit just three generations ago among the majority, coupled with a diet that was sustenance, not fetish. Eating simpler food, not tasteless, but tasting of the food rather than tastes piled on top of each other and canceling each other out, and not that fat/salt/crunch "cocaine" explosion Kessler writes about. All that along with portion control, eating meals planned, not eating by impulse. Rarely eating between meals (snacks were for children) and never eating anywhere but sitting at a table, set, with others eating THE SAME THINGS. Pigging out was as socially unnacceptable as getting drunk. This is the way it was in my kitchen and the kitchens of my childhood. I think it still is in many rural kitchens. In the city we are tied into food culture in a very destructive trendy way. IMHO. Where is the "new" place, new food, foodie followings, the latest bistro, bakery. It's rampant senseless consumerism, really only affordable by a limited few. No matter how fine the ingredients are in this urban oneupsmanship, it's destructive.

    Thoughts?

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