Content about food

June 14, 2011

As humans are pursuing new and more affordable ways to acquire and eat food, they also become more disconnected from the actual source of the food.  Here in the West, we spend a disproportionately low amount of our income on food, which is causing most Americans to give little thought to what they eat, where it is coming from, and what it is made out of. Convenience is often replacing quality when it comes to what we eat, and the balance of price vs. quality is now dangerously leaning in the direction of large corporate interests driven by profit margins at the expense of your dinner’s quality.

May 30, 2011

For parents, there is possibly no more frustrating and painful an experience than helplessly watching their children struggle with an illness. To help their son, Brandon, deal with bipolar disorder, Terri and Bill Spatz, of Beavercreek, turned for help to the Family Solutions Center.

 

BEAVERCREEK – For parents, there is possibly no more frustrating and painful an experience than helplessly watching their children struggle with an illness. Terri and Bill Spatz, of Beavercreek, know those feelings all too well.

A couple of years ago, their youngest son, 13-year-old Brandon, was feeling ill, experiencing pain, shortness of breath, and uncontrollable bursts of emotion. Overcome with anxiety, Brandon told his parents that kids were bullying him at school and he became more anxious and tempestuous as time passed.

June 13, 2010

Healthy Choices for Healthy Children legislation--SB 210--passed both Houses of the Ohio Legislator. The bi-partisan legislation aims to address childhood obesity. The Ohio Hospital Association also reports that more than one in three children (35.6 percent) in Ohio are overweight or obese. The bill specifically targets increased physical activity, improved nutritional options and body mass index (BMI) testing in Ohio schools. Commendable as this bill may be, its provisions like the following raise some questions:

Healthy Choices for Healthy Children legislation--SB 210--passed both Houses of the Ohio Legislator. The bi-partisan legislation aims to address childhood obesity. The Ohio Hospital Association also reports that more than one in three children (35.6 percent) in Ohio are overweight or obese. The bill specifically targets increased physical activity, improved nutritional options and body mass index (BMI) testing in Ohio schools. Commendable as this bill may be, its provisions like the following raise some questions:

May 11, 2010

Less than an hour away from Dayton there is a jungle of food goodness, international rarities and fresh produce that makes the thriftiest shopper surrender in awe.  Jungle Jim’s International Market is located in Fairfield, OH and could easily be one of the few wonders left in our area.  It’s a place where you would have to work very hard in order to not be able to find something to buy.

Less than an hour away from Dayton there is a jungle of food goodness, international rarities and fresh produce that makes the thriftiest shopper surrender in awe.  Jungle Jim’s International Market is located in Fairfield, OH and could easily be one of the few wonders left in our area.  It’s a place where you would have to work very hard in order to not be able to find something to buy.