Roundup, dorm diets, and chemicals: Episode 55

Roundup, dorm diets, and chemicals: Episode 55

What’s with the claims about glyphosate in hummus & cereal? Why is there so much blame and fear about agriculture and the environment? What can we do to eat better when we are eating dorm food? In this special behind-the-scenes episode, Michele and Eliz welcome Callie (Eliz’s daughter) for a wide-ranging Q&A session. Callie Greene is about to begin her second year at Lawrence University, where she studies psychology and harp performance.

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Feeding kids with confidence: Episode 54

Food shaming puts undue stress on parents, especially as kids go back to school. Amy Reed is a pediatric dietitian who teaching parents how to advocate for the needs of their kids. Whether your child is labeled as a “picky eater” or has significant challenges receiving nutrition, parents who aren’t confident in what they feed their kids are susceptible to food shaming and bullying. As a pediatric dietitian, Amy evaluates how well a child is growing and how their nutritional status is helping or hurting their growth.

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Cooking, culinary medicine, & comfort in nutrition: Episode 53

Did you know there is a science dedicated to teaching cooking skills?  How and what we serve at our table makes a big difference in our health.  Our guest shares why she teaches medical students about nutrition. Dr. Jacque Nyenhuis is a chef, dietitian, professor of medicine, and farms on the side. She offers a unique perspective on food, medicine, and comfort of knowing nutrition.

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Should we be afraid of sugar? Episode 51

Sugar gets the blame for many of our health issues.  Should we avoid sugar? Are there good sugars and bad sugars? Our guest, Melissa Joy Dobbins is a registered dietitian and diabetes expert.  She brings a common sense approach to eating well and says “if people with diabetes can have sugar, you can too!”

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Honoring choices in food and farming: Episode 50

How do we honor the people who produce our food when most of us never set foot on a farm or ranch?  Our guest this week suggests the key is educating yourself about the benefits of food and choosing what you want without giving into what other people may think. Joe Anderson, an Idaho farmer, talks gluten, GMOs, and getting firsthand perspective.

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