Letters to the Editor

Letter: Healthy eating

March 22, 2014


To the editor:

After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom.

The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary and exercise habits. In fact, I’ve been told that hundreds of communities celebrate the advent of spring with something called the Great American Meatout.

Local health advocates host educational events, where they ask visitors to get a fresh start this spring with a healthy diet of vegetables, fresh fruits, legumes and whole grains. For those who need a little encouragement, their website provides useful information and a chance to pledge a healthy diet for one day or more.


Jeanne Swearingen 4 years, 3 months ago

Excellent idea. Also it is time for honesty, not shaming, but just an honest assessment of health risks associated with certain behaviors. Smirking and laughing at someone in public is certainly not acceptable, but perhaps a tete a tete with a friend about their health would be.

It would have been nice if you had included a direct link to that website.


My only objection is that these recipes call for some fairly hard to find and pricey ingredients. We need vegan ideas that poor people can use, not just make it for the elite.

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