Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Snacking

Hungry Girl was featured on Nightline last night. Lisa Lillien i.e. Hungry Girl talked about finding acceptable food in the middle of the store for those people who don't eat as many fruits and vegetables and who are not going to give up processed snack foods. I definitely related since I like to snack on crackers and cookies. I probably have about 40 items in my snack box right now.

I know that I can eat better and that I can incorporate more unprocessed foods in my diet but, sometimes, bell peppers and such just don't cut it.

This article Big Food vs. Big Insurance from The New York Times hit some truthful notes.

Here's an excerpt:

Even the most efficient health care system that the administration could hope to devise would still confront a rising tide of chronic disease linked to diet.
I'm not sure where Michael Pollan got his numbers from but he says that the U.S. spends 147 million to handle obesity. Whoa, that's a lot of money and illness.

2 comments:

  1. 147 million?

    Crap! It's a bloody epidemic!

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  2. Hi Sally,

    Yes, 147 million is a sobering total.

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