Happy Valentine’s Day! Odds are I’m thousands of miles up in the air as you’re reading this, heading to chilly Philadelphia (I almost said “chilly Philly” but just couldn’t…oh, wait, I just did) for a weekend getaway. Yeah, Philly in February, the day after a winter storm warning…we’re crazy like that. I’m actually quite excited. I’ve been to Philly twice in the last 18 months, both times for conferences, and really saw little of the place. And, hey! I had my act together enough to gather some links for you before I left!
- The seeds of a new generation: farmers who are switching from growing field corn (the stuff that ends up in high fructose corn syrup) to growing fruits and vegetables. Be still, my beating heart!
- Do you want your preschoolers to grow up to be intuitive eaters? Don’t pressure them to overeat. When kids fill their own plate, and eat until they are full (not until they are “done”), they learn to read their body’s hunger cues.
- The Werewolf Diet? What’s next, the Vampire Diet? Or maybe the Zombie Diet? Honestly!
- I don’t generally turn to Men’s Journal for nutrition news, but their slide show on gluten-free foods to avoid nicely emphasizes a point I make often: “gluten-free” does not equal “healthy”!
- Since I’ve moved on to slide shows, here’s one that beautifully answers the question, “What is the Mediterranean diet?”
- What’s inside your protein bar…and do you really need a protein bar?
- In relation to the video I posted Tuesday, a judge has OKed a $3.4 million settlement against Trader Joe’s due to their “all natural” claims.
- Finally, some tips on approaching your body with curiosity and openness.
Have a great weekend! Oh, and watch for my “On Nutrition” column in Sunday’s Seattle Times. It’s part 1 of 2 on saturated fats, in honor of American Heart Month (part 2 will be the following Sunday).