Personal Story: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week draws to a close, I wanted to write a brief post to spotlight this important topic. In case you’re a new reader, eating disorders are very close to my heart! I’m not shy about the fact that I struggled for a few years with anorexia back in my late high school/early college years. Thanks to amazing family support, a great psychologist and some determination (believe me, it was not ...continue reading

Blank Boxes?

Another Label Spat… As we discussed in the infancy of my blog, Smart Choices is/was a quite controversial new food labeling program. Shortly after it hit the market, Smart Choices was shelved—most likely due to legal issues. This incident seemed to tear open the top (and apparently the sides) of the chip bag. Since then, health advocates have been openly sharing their feelings about label claims. Marion Nestle and Dr. David ...continue reading