For The Love Of Food

by | Jun 3, 2011

For The Love of Food

Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

The USDA release a new “Nutrition Plate,” cell phones might cause cancer (but probably don’t), the uselessness of genetically modified salmon and more. A great week for food and health reading.

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6 Responses to “For The Love Of Food”

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Darya and glad you liked the post.

  2. Michael says:

    One of the best way to get kids to eat their veggies is to lead by example. Kids are watching what their parents are doing all of the time and modeling the behavior that they see. If I’m snacking on veggies and enjoying them it’s pretty likely that my son is going to ask me for some.

  3. MsB says:

    I’ve managed to get kids from the ghetto who eat plastic, processed food most of the time to eat arugula, wheat berries, turnips, and swiss chard, to name a few things, without a problem. It’s not that hard to get kids into veggies. Yes, there are a few die hards who won’t touch the stuff but chances are, they have picky parents who can’t cook.

    Learn to cook and eat tasty food, and cook with your kids. Also make sure they aren’t stuffed from snack foods or hoping you will pull out the chicken nuggets if they don’t eat what is served.

  4. Getting kids to eat veggies starts in mind of the mom or caretaker. If they love veggies, and will serve them, kids will eat them. They will not eat them if their palate is ruined with over processed foods. No one does. But, if they are hungry and their sugar intake is limited, they will want to eat them, provided they are cooked properly. Kids love broccoli with toothpicks (call it trees), frozen peas with butter and sea salt) as long as it’s in separate cute bowl, and green beans almost anyway even overcooked. Kids have their limitations, but nothing wrong with them eating the same veggies over and over with plenty of fresh real fruit. Every time I serve veggies and fruit, I envision fighting off disease in their bodies, and giving them brain foods. Sadly, this country has too many mac and cheese moms.

  5. becca says:

    I view the MSG study as very interesting actually. I don’t see how it qualifies as BS- as near as I can tell, they are measuring the amount of soy sauce Chinese people consume. Processed foods may not enter into it to the same degree they would in a US population.
    I view it as possible that the MSG modulates leptin though more likely that it increases consumption (although it would seem the study controlled for that). However, I think it’s also entirely possible- the people who choose more MSG have more trouble tasting their food. They eat more because they get *less* enjoyment out of it. This would fit with some of the other hedonistic analysis out there on food.

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