Archive for February, 2009

The Business of Health Care: Part 2 – Resources

February 20th, 2009 | post a comment

As increasing health care costs and a growing number of uninsured Americans puts financial pressure on both individuals and businesses, we’ll return to our ongoing look at the landscape of health care reform. As the Obama administration prepares to address health care, we’ll look for ways that walk-in clinics and primary health care providers can […]

The Business of Health Care: Part 2

February 20th, 2009 | post a comment

As increasing health care costs and a growing number of uninsured Americans puts financial pressure on both individuals and businesses, we’ll return to our ongoing look at the landscape of health care reform. As the Obama administration prepares to address health care, we’ll look for ways that walk-in clinics and primary health care providers can […]

Change is in the air with School Lunch Programs

February 13th, 2009 | post a comment

As we were working on our program on school lunches, I found that I am more hopeful than I expected. In many ways, school lunches haven’t changed much since my experiences in the 60s. The same menus and the same attitude about lunches – they are a necessary part of the school experience but not […]

The Business of School Lunch – Resources

February 13th, 2009 | 1 comment

On this week’s Business Matters, we bring you a whole show on ways that we can improve our school lunch programs. We’ll find out if it’s possible to serve healthy, natural and affordable lunches to children in an institutional setting, and give you tips on how you can get your local school district to adopt […]

The Business of School Lunch

February 13th, 2009 | post a comment

On this week’s Business Matters, we bring you a whole show on ways that we can improve our school lunch programs. We’ll find out if it’s possible to serve healthy, natural and affordable lunches to children in an institutional setting, and give you tips on how you can get your local school district to adopt […]

It’s Really Simple

February 10th, 2009 | post a comment

  I’m sorry, but it’s really simple. The reason that we are getting fatter as a nation, and lagging behind 29 other countries in longevity, is that we have given the responsibility for our health over to someone else. My parents grew up in central Illinois. They ate lots of fresh food that was prepared […]

Living in a Bubble

February 6th, 2009 | post a comment

A few months ago I was reading an article in the The Atlantic titled, Infectious Exuberance. The article is about the factors that led to the meltdown in the housing market. What caught my attention was the way the author spoke about mood. As a student of cultures, I see the strong dynamic that mood […]

The Business of Sweeteners: Part 2

February 6th, 2009 | post a comment

On this week’s Business Matters, we bring you the second of a two-part series on the social and economic costs of our addiction to sweeteners. We’ll delve into the economic costs of having so much of our population obese. How much is it costing us in increased health care costs and lost productivity? Is there […]

The Business of Sweeteners: Part 2 – Resources

February 6th, 2009 | post a comment

On this week’s Business Matters, we bring you the second of a two-part series on the social and economic costs of our addiction to sweeteners. We’ll delve into the economic costs of having so much of our population obese. How much is it costing us in increased health care costs and lost productivity? Is there […]

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