By Cathrin Bradbury StarMetro Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 “I’m thinking of writing about going vegan,” I said to a good pal. “I think you should,” he said in a sweet, singsong voice. “Because then you can tell everyone what a drip you’ve become.” I’d like to say that this is a rare response, that most people take to my vegan news with delight and curiosity. But no. If you want to do something contentious this holiday season, if you want to make dinner guests act as crazy as Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing, tell your longtime friends you are now a vegan. I’m in my fourth month, and plan to quit after my sixth, in January. My motivation for starting out was not super honourable. I like to get a jump on things, trend-wise, and veganism is suddenly deeply cool. What began as a hardline animal activism movement is now a snuggly wellness choice, and everyone from Beyoncé to Will.i.am (#VGANG) are cosying up. I … [Read more...] about How do you tell your dinner party host you’re now a vegan? Hint: There’s only one correct way
3 year old picky eater
After viewing Blackfish, a documentary about the mistreatment of animals at SeaWorld, Jeffrey Miller’s daughter, Hannah, became concerned that eating meat was murder. Last year, she decided to become a vegetarian.“Our 14-year-old has completely bailed on meat of her own accord, so we’ve had to do some manoeuvring,” Miller said of his daughter, who is the lone vegetarian in a household where both parents and her 16-year-old sister, Emma, happily consume chicken, pork and turkey. He noted that in their town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the middle of the pork and beef belt, many of her friends view her vegetarian status as “weird.”But the family has willingly accommodated her new dietary restrictions. Miller and his wife, Barb, often prepare rice, bean and pasta dishes for her, sometimes adding in meat for the rest of the family. They’ve also discovered items they all enjoy, like spicy black bean burgers. “It’s broadened our horizons … [Read more...] about What do you do when your child decides to become a vegetarian?
MULTIMEDIA Jeff Canoy and Nicole Villavecer, ABS-CBN News, Photographs and videos by Jerome dela Cruz; produced by Nico Regino and Toph Doncillo Posted at Jul 17 2018 05:10 PM “1 in every 3 Filipino children under 5 years old are stunted due to undernutrition. ABS-CBN’s RED ALERT team looks into the story of a 4-year old boy who suffers from abnormal growth and his grandmother’s day-to-day struggle to feed him and to keep him alive.” Once upon a time is how stories with princes usually begin. But unlike the ones often found in fairy tales, Prince Cantera’s life is far from it. There are no servants who attend to his every whim. No trumpets to toot. No castles nor banquets to hold lavish parties. No court jesters to entertain with comedy. In his home, laughter isn’t so much a distraction but a way of coping with circumstance. He has a name reserved only for royalty with a birthright of a certain reach. But Prince is neither daring nor dashing. … [Read more...] about News A Prince of skin and bones
caption Iceman’s stomach was full of fat. source South Tyrol Archaeology Museum Eurac M. Samadelli Scientists are probing the stomach of Otzi, a 5,300 year old mummy who was found in the Alps between Austria and Italy in 1991. They’re finding new clues about what his diet consisted of: a well-balanced mix of meat, leaves and wheat. Roughly half of Otzi’s stomach contents were fats, a “remarkable” proportion, according to researchers. They think he probably planned it that way to better survive the harsh alpine conditions. Some 5,300 years ago, Otzi (aka “frozen Fritz”) was murdered in the Alps with a simple one-two punch move: an arrow to the chest, and a blow to the head. But first, the roughly 45 year-old iceman fueled up, enjoying one last hearty meal. Fortunately for science, his dead body was neatly preserved in a rock hollow and naturally mummified as the glaciers moved in and slid right over him, … [Read more...] about After 5,300 years, the last meal of an ancient Iceman has been revealed — and it was a high-fat, meaty feast
By Casey Seidenberg The Washington Post Tues., April 3, 2018 Yes, feeding children can be challenging. They can be picky eaters. They may start rejecting foods they once loved or feel too afraid to try new ones. They may refuse vegetables and insist that ketchup tops everything. All these behaviours are normal, yet as parents, there are right ways and wrong ways to respond. We can help our kids push through these periods with healthy habits intact, or we can lead them toward overeating, emotional eating or picky eating through the way we handle food. I spoke with Dina Rose, a sociologist, parent educator and author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, about creating and nurturing healthy relationships with food. Rose explained to me that “when parents are really heavily focused on their kids such as ‘how can I get my kid to eat this’ or on the food such as ‘what can I cook that … [Read more...] about Parental feeding styles can have consequences for kids, which type is yours?