FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Food inspections stall in government shutdown, snack drawers teach kids moderation, and the optimal diet for humans

by | Jan 11, 2019

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This week food inspections stall in government shutdown, snack drawers teach kids moderation, and the optimal diet for humans.

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10 Responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD: Food inspections stall in government shutdown, snack drawers teach kids moderation, and the optimal diet for humans”

  1. Emily says:

    Wait, PNW?! I thought you moved to New York.

  2. Justine says:

    I’m confused by the article on processed meats. It says that nitrites/nitrates in vegetables do not cause cancer, but that processed meats containing nitrites/nitrates derived from vegetables do cause cancer. Are they just cancerous because of the (presumably) large amount used in processed meats? (whereas it would be presumably hard to absorb a large amount of them by eating celery sticks…)

    I have no illusions the processed meats are pretty awful for your health, regardless of the packaging they’re in, and I avoid them as much as possible. The article is just a bit unclear at that point.

    Do you get your high quality processed meats from a butcher shop, or is there a certain brand you buy at Whole Foods?

    • Darya Rose says:

      GREAT question. For that reason I’m not convinced it’s the nitrites that make them bad, though clearly something does.

      I try to find butchers/charcuterie places better than Whole Foods, but they can carry some good brands too. I find they vary by region.

  3. Carla says:

    My kid only wants sandwiches for lunch, and only salami or ham, for that matter. He’s 11, and already has many food restrictions due to really severe peanut and tree nut allergies. Sometimes I can talk him into leftovers, but not that often, because he doesn’t want to look (any more) different from other kids. We’ve been getting the Applegate meats. Now I don’t know what to do. Ugh. Do you have any suggestions?

  4. valdeni says:

    A healthy and nutritious diet really makes a difference, especially for children.

  5. Dave Marley says:

    Very good, today we have to be much more careful with food, because ready foods are everywhere

  6. Dave Marley says:

    Very good, today we have to be much more careful with food, because ready foods are everywhere

  7. I went to Italy and loved the Tuscan stew. delicious! Your blog is very good, congratulations!

  8. I went to Italy and loved the Tuscan stew. delicious! Your blog is very good, congratulations!

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