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#MomsNotLovinIt Challenge McDonald’s to Stop Marketing to Children

“We are not predatory,” responded the CEO of the world’s most powerful restaurant chain to Kentucky mother Casey Hinds at the recent McDonald’s shareholder meeting.  Hinds and other concerned moms were asking tough questions, challenging the fast food giant to stop marketing to children.  CEO Don Thompson seemed downright charming when he responded, “We do […]

Continue Reading By on May 23, 2014 in eating well, food, parenting

Top Chefs Serve Diverse Tastes at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Can you use bone broth to fortify foods for kids, even convince picky eaters to try some greens?  The chefs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital know how.  They start with the most wholesome, safe, fresh ingredients possible.  Director of Culinary Operations Miles McMath showed me on a behind-the-lines kitchen tour for Flour Sack Mama […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, children, cooking, eating well, garden, nutrition

Family Coping with Celiac Finds Ways to Go Gluten Free

Friends get excited when Melissa “Mimi” Rogers bakes for them.  They often put in special request for birthday cakes. But by tasting, you’d never know that Rogers bakes exclusively gluten free foods.  She learned the kitchen arts from her grandmother.  “My grandma was a cook all her life. She started cooking at a restaurant when […]

Continue Reading By on September 24, 2013 in baking, eating well, gluten free, Uncategorized

Fresh Roadside Produce

The eight-foot-high stalks topped with bright sunflowers caught my eye on my scenic drive along the highway in rural Morgan County, Tennessee. Then I noticed the sign telling me corn was for sale. I stopped to meet Louis Basler and his brother-in-law, Garland Heidel, who were selling sweet ambrosia corn from their family farms.  I […]

Continue Reading By on July 15, 2011 in Appalachia, eating well, farm, garden, rural