These days, I feel like I start off almost every email with the words, “I’m sorry to be so late getting back to you . . .” It’s becoming so routine, I really ought to create a keyboard shortcut to save time!
And I guess I could also use a shortcut key for The Lunch Tray, one that would instantly type: “I’m sorry my posting has been so sporadic . . . . ” But, really, there’s been a lot going on. Just to catch you up, in the last few weeks, I’ve:
- Had a nasty bout with the flu. (Get your flu shots, people!);
- Hosted Thanksgiving for my extended family. (A lot of work, but also fun);
- Participated in an interesting panel, along with Betti Wiggins, Houston ISD’s new nutrition services director, at the University of Houston. It was called “The Politics of Food and Family: The Healthy Food Movement” and if it becomes available on the internet (and if I decide I didn’t sound like a complete idiot 🙂 ) I’ll share it here;
- Co-written a piece with the UConnn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity that I hope to share with with you shortly;
- Been trying, with all of the above going on, to also work on my forthcoming book. (Oh yeah, just that!)
Meanwhile, there have been a lot of news items and other tidbits I’d normally share with you here, if I only had the time. Here’s just a sampling:
- With holiday cookie baking around the corner, do not – do not! – let your kids eat raw cookie dough.
- The Big Food monolith is starting to fracture over issues of food transparency and other changing consumer demands;
- Worldwide, the number of overweight and obese kids and teens has increased ten-fold over the past four decades;
- Some long-simmering schisms in the world of registered dietitians are starting to surface on social media, and it’s getting ugly;
- General Mills uses misleading techniques to make Honey Nut Cheerios seem healthier than they really are;
- Some reasonably encouraging nutrition news from the Trump administration; and
- What kids and parents can learn from baking together.
I’m going to try to post here more regularly, but until my book is written, it’s clearly going to be a challenge. I do hope you’ll stick with me, though, and be sure to follow The Lunch Tray on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where I often share items like those above with my fans. Thanks, all! 🙂
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