|Carlos Rodriguez - Vice President, Agency Relations and Benefit Access, Food Bank For New York|
The Food Bank For New York City provides 400,000 free meals daily to New Yorkers. The Food Bank has been in business for over twenty-seven years. But now, more than ever, their commitment to providing nutrition and nourishment, and especially to children at risk of hunger, is to be commended. New York chefs, business and community-based member-networks all chip in to provide foods, help prepare and deliver. Every dollar donated to Food Bank helps provide five meals to New Yorkers in need. Carlos Rodriguez, vice-president, Agency Relations and Benefit Access of the Food Bank, discusses the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Community Programs, Nutrition
|Anthony F. Porto - M.D., Director, Fit Kids, New York Hospital Queens|
Stop telling yourself it's Baby Fat. Your overweight child is a problem for your whole family. Overweight children are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. The social stigma of an overweight youngster damages ego and often results in academic failure. The best weapon against childhood obesity is the family. But there's help. Dr. Anthony Porto, director of FITKIDS, talks about consulting families on nutrition and excercise classes for children on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Family
|Margaret Feeney - Founder, Feeney Farm|
You know how important eating veggies is for your family. But you're tired of the complaints: "they don't taste good". Vegetables decrease weight, lower cholesteral levels and risk levels for chronic illness. Margaret Feeney, founder of Feeney Farm, a non-profit organization, shares cooking tips with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. She also shares specific information re: the value of vegetables for all ages.
Themes: Health, Nutrition, Food
|Patty James - MS; Author, MORE VEGETABLES, PLEASE!|
Patty James is passionate about good eating. She has gone on the road taking her message to kids through the Shine the Light on Kids organization. She wants kids to slim down and, like the White House, is reaching into the classroom to offer ideas for changing eating habits. In fact, vegetables shouldn't be hidden -- she doesn't like that message. To really learn how to celebrate vegetables with your family, read her: MORE VEGETABLES, PLEASE! And hear more about her ideas on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition
|Dr. Barry Sears - Author, THE ZONE: TOXIC FAT|
Have you asked, "How come I eat so little and can't lose weight?" Or, "Why does she eat so freely and still stay slim?" Dr. Barry Sears, author of the ZONE DIET, answers these questions and more with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. He explains his research regarding the "fat trap". He talks about the 80/20 rule regarding diet and exercise and he outlines his statistics for a healthy diet.
Themes: Diet, Weight Loss, Nutrition
|Marion Nestle - Professor of Nutrition, New York University; Author, WHAT TO EAT|
Good News! Eating in has been substituted for eating out. Times are tough and your budget has forced cutbacks. Don't dispair. There are real benefits to home cooking for you and your loved ones. As a friend recently said, "If I eat out Saturday and Sunday, I weigh three to five pounds more on Monday." Hear New York University Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle's point of view on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity, Food
|Tim Stark - Author, HEIRLOOM, NOTES FROM AN ACCIDENTAL FARMER|
How hungry are you for a good tomato? Tim Stark, accidental tomato farmer, grows them. If you're eating at a four-star restaurant in New York City, you may well be eating his tomatoes, hot chilil peppers, and other veggies. Why is he an accidental farmer? He graduated from Princeton with plans to write. Instead, he owns a farm in Pennsylvania and supports his family by working the dirt. Okay, and he writes. See him with his book on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Food, Small Business, Entrepreneurs
|Gary Taubes - Author, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease|
Are you eating less but not losing weight? Join the crowd. Gary Taubes, award-winning journalist for SCIENCE MAGAZINE, presents convincing evidence debunking this notion. He flies in the face of 50 years of nutritional theory regarding weight loss. In his book, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES, he argues persuasively that the solution to avoiding getting fat is not the number of calories eaten, but the kind. Should you doubt his hypothesis , look around at the escalating obesity epidemic. But find out for yourself. Listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity
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