Podcast of Me Covering the Problemswith Grains Now Available

The podcast interview that Jimmy Moore of The Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show did with me is now available! Jimmy is doing a great job spreading the word about the health benefits of low-carb diets, I love his enthusiastic personality, and I really enjoyed being on his show. He and I had a wonderful chat and we covered a lot of territory about the many unadvertised troubles with grains. If you have not yet read my Going Against the Grain book (or if you just need a little refresher on the information), the interview is a good overview of many of the topics I cover in that book. The interview runs less than an hour, and the many subjects we discussed in that time include:

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Southern Arizona Gluten-FreeFood Faire This Saturday

The Southern Arizona Celiac Support (SACS) Gluten-Free Food Faire this Saturday, April 24, is going to be bigger and better than ever, and I will be there signing copies of my Going Against the Grain book and handing out flyers about my soon-to-be-released book, Gluten Free Throughout the Year: A Two-Year, Month-to-Month Guide for Healthy Eating. If you still haven’t gotten a personally autographed copy of Going Against the Grain or if you’d like to be one of the first to see the cover of my new book, be sure to stop by my booth. Also at the faire will be lots of gluten-free foods to sample, raffles for gluten-free food items and donated goods, and a silent auction. SACS will be selling two very helpful items, maps indicating GF restaurants in the Tucson area and restaurant cards that help make ordering in restaurants an easier process.

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New Book, Podcast Coming Soon

I’m happy to announce that my new book, Gluten Free Throughout the Year, will be available in May if not before. (That’s a big reason why Nutrition News & Notes has been so quiet for a while!)

To be one of the first people to get a copy, keep checking back on this blog, especially toward the end of April and beginning of May. I’ll let you know exactly when the book becomes available, a lot more about its content, and how you can order it, and I’ll list some other sites that I plan to “visit” to spread the word, too. So, stay tuned. (I’ll also be sending an announcement to those of you on my mailing list. But that won’t be sent out quite as early as my blog post will be posted.)

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Has a Food Revolution Begun?

by Melissa Diane Smith

(Opinion) We desperately need a food revolution and there are indications that one may have already started.

First lady Michelle Obama is spreading the word around the country about making better food choices in her anti-obesity campaign and she just planted her second organic White House vegetable garden.

Last week ABC News reported that a coalition of Chicago high school students went to a meeting of the Chicago Board of Education to speak out against their school lunch menu. The students are fighting against the nutrient-poor, frozen and highly processed foods they are being served in the school cafeteria. Some students were quoted as saying, “Nutrients are missing. Calories are high. Sugar is high,” and, “Parents rely on schools to give their children nutritious meals, not tan-colored slop.” In addition, they said they rarely see any vegetables being served.

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