A great piece in the Wall Street Journal explores why we're ruder online than in real life.
Gene Weingarten in the Washington Post from 2008 with one of the most gripping, harrowing and tragic articles I've ever read.
That's the very appropriate question in a sense being asked by author and journalist Maryn McKenna in response to a recent piece in the New York Times' Motherlode column where KJ Dell'Antonia, inspired by the work of folks like Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman, vowed to, for one whole week, eschew processed in place of home cooked.
nonplussed by NYTimes column: "we'll cook our own meals for a week!" makes it sound like climbing Everest. http://t.co/yJeNGseYGE— Maryn McKenna (@marynmck) June 16, 2013
"During the War of 1812 young kids entered Fort York full of courage strength and pride. This weekend they'll leave full of cookies, cake and candy"Worse than the event itself is the fact that its establishment likely didn't give anyone at the Fort York Foundation even a moment's pause - that's how normalized this practice has become.
|Photo from Civil Eats' piece linked below|
|My past 28 days of use summary|
|My iPhone summary for a particularly active day....and then the chicken wings got me|
|Tough to put on without taking off shirt|
Hi Yoni - here’s another one from the “children’s foodscape”.
This morning I dropped my son off at his track meet and as we were entering the field, I noticed the “buffet” set up for the kids for the day.
The picture’s not great, but it does show the large chip display behind the sport drinks and 500ml+ juices. The red bucket had the traditional soft drinks, and on the far left were large chocolate milks. And yes, there was a flat of water bottles. Mains were “hotdogs” and “cheese dogs”. Desserts were chocolate bars, gummy candies and a cooler of cream “treats” (dairy group!!).
I expressed my dismay to which my son said “but there’s fruit and water!” I said that tiny bowl of fruit in the centre is dwarfed by all the other junk, and its main purpose is to say “hey, we have some healthy food so we’re covered off!” - to which he agreed. He also said he didn’t want the water because it was a waste of plastic. He did, however, work me down to a plain hotdog (he wanted the cheese dog - at 9:30 a.m.!)
Now, I’m not volunteering at the snack stand, and I applaud any busy parent or teacher who gives their time in the community for things my children benefit from. But talk about a mixed message we are giving our kids! Manitoba has one of the most progressive school nutrition policies in the country - guess it doesn’t apply to school track meets.
Posted by Yoni Freedhoff at 5:30 am
"Going forward we should accept that self reported energy intake is fatally flawed and we should stop publishing inaccurate and misleading energy intake data."[And for good measure, up above is another of my collection of photos of gigantic fruit - this time a 10oz plum bigger than an apple.]