Adam, MD, Maya
Food and America: Repairing a Broken Relationship
Over the past 30 years, slowly but surely, America’s relationship with food has turned toxic. Where once, there was love, familiarity and happy dependence, now there is contempt and mistrust. The intimacy we once shared with the things that nourish us has been replaced by almost total anonymity. Is it any wonder that we’re at war with our food? With the rise of the obesity epidemic and a barrage of conflicting nutrition messages, we’ve come to see eating as a combat sport. In a land where French fries and Buffalo wings lurk on every street corner, far too many of us feel that food is lying in wait for us – ready to attack at the slightest lapse of willpower. In a part of the world that believes in “every man for himself”, we find ourselves isolated in our struggles to control the uncontrollable. Because, by design, we are biologically programmed to over-consume high calorie foods when they’re available, we often feel we’re fighting a losing battle.
Americans and their food are in need of some good couple’s counseling. Someone needs to hit the reset button. We can re-kindle the love, the symbiosis and the good health of our honeymoon days with food. Let me show you how.
Nourishing Our Nation
Childhood obesity is an epidemic threatening not only to shorten children’s lives, but also bankrupt a nation forced to cope with increasing obesity-related medical costs. Maya Adam discusses the implications of this public health crisis, and outlines positive solutions for educating the nation about the issue and shifting the culture of eating in America.
Feeding the Next Generation
One in three American children is currently overweight or obese, and processed food is a major contributor to the growing problem. Maya Adam explores strategies for raising healthy, happy children, and offers the skills and inspiration to revive basic cooking literacy throughout the country.