| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system.
About 5.4 million Americans...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Let's think about food. Not the food you eat, but the food others struggle to obtain. Congress continues to shape and debate a bill on food policy as it determines how it will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to farmers and low-income consumers....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Recently, I heard about 9-year-old Hannah Robertson of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and how she showed up at McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting to grill the company’s CEO, Don Thompson, about the way they market their products to...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:31 PM
Thirty years ago, kids drank twice as much milk as they did soda. That ratio has reversed.
To keep the udders flowing, the milk industrial complex is fighting sugar with sugar.
It is turning milk into a soft drink, commonly known as "flavored milk.''...
| May 21, 2010
| 6:17 PM
There was the assault on trans-fats. A new law requiring calorie counts on menus. A county in California that banned toys in too-fatty kids' meals. And now there's a war on sodium.
It's no wonder the food industry is hurrying to outrun the increasingly...
| Nov 26, 2010
Our column about the "The KidDictionary: Words Parents Need To Describe Their Kids" garnered a lot of reaction from our readers in e-mail and on Facebook. Here are a few of their suggested words:
Daman suggested the word pottysitting to describe the...
| Aug 30, 2010
Have you looked in your fridge lately? I mean really looked? Ever taken the time to read the ingredients to your everyday items?
I thought I was a pretty health-conscious gal -- until I had a nutrition house call from author and nutritionist...
| Sep 22, 2010
Do you cook at home? Think it takes too much time? I asked several women at one of my book talks recently if they ever cook dinner.
"No way," said Lisa Jefferson of Andersonville. "I get everything to go."
"I wish," said Juliette Samuelson from South...
| Mar 2, 2011
Everyone supports physical fitness, it appears, until first lady Michelle Obama calls for it.
That's where the sensible folks begin to split off from the wingnuts.
Fortunately, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, now a...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 6:18 AM
Fruits and vegetables planted Saturday at Indy Urban Acres organic farm will give Hoosier families in need a healthy food alternative at harvest time. Indy Urban Acres is a unique partnership between the City of Indianapolis Parks and Recreation...