A standing ovation for Medicare’s decision yesterday to begin paying to prevent diabetes, one of the most devastating and preventable diseases.
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When corporations are called upon to be a force to good in society, many may think about paying a living wage or providing good health coverage. And those things absolutely matter. But companies also have the power to bite off a particular problem and work to solve it.
While my garden thrives with tomatoes, kale, cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, and more over the course of a gardening season, I am known as a killer of melons. I have never managed to bring one to fruit, though certainly not for lack of trying.
We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”
After a day of listening to many of the country’s top influencers on topics ranging from protein in the diet to food waste to nutrition, a few of the dots began to connect: while some of our country’s food policies once served us quite well, they don’t anymore.
The facts are not new: those with Type II diabetes have quadrupled in number globally since 1980. Even when you control for a rising population, the number is doubling. The trend that has walloped the United States and Europe is now moving into the developing world almost in direct proportion to the flows and consumption rates of processed foods.
An American Millennial feels more comfortable setting up a Kiva loan to a farmer in Kenya than bringing chicken soup to a neighbor.
At the Capital Area Food Bank, reducing food waste is part of our operational model and our organizational DNA.
“…feels more like Silicon Valley than a food bank,” said a visiting Washington Post reporter.
There were so many things to love about Hannah.