Articles by Ed Bruske
A reporter for the Washington Post in a previous life, I now tend my "urban farm" about a mile from the White House in the District of Columbia and teach kids something I call "food appreciation." I believe in self-reliance, growing food close to home and political freedom for the residents of the District of Columbia. I am currently working to introduce local produce into the D.C. school system. I write a daily food blog called The Slow Cook.
Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, weighs in on the dairy industry's campaign to keep offering kids chocolate milk, despite the array of sugar-related health problems America is facing.
Few have dared to question the dairy industry's position that children need calcium and vitamin D however they can get it, even if it comes from sweetened flavored milk. A landmark recent study poses the first serious challenge to that idea.
The L.A. Times reports on the growing scientific evidence that carbohydrates -- not fat -- are more likely to be responsible for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and the other ills of modern civilization. I've certainly gotten healthier on a low-carb diet.
President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law today, to the cheers of many. But one provision in the bill -- to raise school meal prices for the non-needy -- has some critics worried about the health of the school lunch program.