Monthly Archives: January 2011

Eat your Chia Pet

Apparently, that is what some are suggesting. The seed of the popular toy-plant may have appetite suppression properties stemming from its high insoluble fiber content. It is also rich in ALA and relatively high in protein.  The New York Times … Continue reading

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Growth Stunting

When thinking about hunger and food insecurity, it is intuitive to believe that those affected will be underweight. This may not be entirely accurate however, especially for children.  A recent World Food Programme article suggests that growth stunting may actually … Continue reading

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Phoenix Zoo Fights Hunger

When I was a kid, there were few things that brought more joy to my life than a trip to the zoo.  For the rest of January, the Phoenix Zoo is collecting canned food for local food banks with a … Continue reading

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Walmart helping the cause

There is rarely positive news about Walmart, but the last month seems to be an exception. Most recently, it announced a 5 point plan with the First Lady directed towards improving the nutritional quality and affordability.  1. Reformulating thousands of … Continue reading

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