Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Post October 2008, it is clear that things have changed but how is still unclear. All are trying to figure out the new normal and when the chaos will settle? How have changes in our economy impacted you and your family's health and eating patterns? Which of these changes do you expect to incorporate for the long term or do you see them more as temporary?
Planning ahead just like meeting other goals is the way to meet challenges head on. It's kind of like deciding what you'll wear the next day the night before. Always have a snack with you in case your schedule doesn't allow you to eat when you want. If you tend to work late, pick up dinner at lunch so you can eat on a timely basis.
The Natural Food Expo West is growing each year now filling not just one but spilling over into two floors of the Anaheim Convention Center. While it's a fun filled show with every kind of food bar, chips, tea and chocolate you can imagine, I'd hardly want to be consuming these types of food all the time, in fact, these foods are essentially snacks. Since natural foods are defined as minimally processed, rather than pure, fruits and vegetables, etc. that come to us naturally, I get it but would have rather immersed myself in the Garden of Eden!
- First trained as a food chemist and nutritionist, my career began enriching a Twinkie, comparing the nutrition of a Twinkie to an apple and studying the role of sugar in the diet. With an M.B.A. and years in food and pharma understanding consumers and manufacturers, I'm back to where I started - food should taste great and serve to keep us healthy. To do so, there needs to be consumer awareness. Consumers need to vote for what they want by buying what they really want. If they buy impulsively, that's what they will see more of. They need to practice balance and responsible choices. That's when change will come. Please engage me with your conversation so that I can help you make and stick to better food choices that you enjoy. You'll gain a deeper appreciation of food not only from farm to table but farm to health. My vision is to promote solutions for healthful food and food practices you can happily embody and embrace!