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Should Schools Bring Back Home Economics?
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We Have the 'Cure' for Obesity, But Is the Pill Too Difficult to Swallow?
Bettina Elias Siegel
Former lawyer, freelance writer and blogger at The Lunch Tray
When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?
Innovation Earth: Make 'Home Ecologics' the New Home Ec
Environmental journalist and author of Unlatched: The Evolutio...
10 Things You Should've Learned In High School
Executive Editor, HuffPost Home
If my college-age neighbors are any indication, the next generation is an absolute mess. I'm not even talking about "life" messes (finding a job, getting married, etc.) but physical messes. This is my grandmother's generation's nightmare.
Tools for Living
TV producer, writer, psychotherapist
When we talk about what concerns them most about leaving home, I am surprised about how little they know about living in the real world. Not one of them can cook... anything. I see four years of kids downing cereal and calling it a meal.
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Bring Back Food Education Where It Belongs -- In Our Schools!
President, Nancy F. Huehnergarth Consulting
Today, few kids can tell a snap pea from a string bean. Sautéing is as foreign to today's teens as a landline. A recent a survey in Australia found that 20 percent of kids think pasta comes from animals. 27 percent think yogurt come from plants.
Where There's Dirt, There's Life
Founder, Haven’s Kitchen
People want to connect with food again and care about making food for themselves and the people they love.
(Happy) Home Economics
Founder, Haven’s Kitchen
What happens in our bodies is what happens in our kitchen: the more we suppress the real stuff, the more we lose our connection to ourselves, each other, and the true source of our sustenance.
This Video Will Make You Glad That It's Not 1955
We're all for developing home skills, but this is ridiculous.
Bring Back Home Ec -- and This Time, for Boys, Too!
Robert Lustig, M.D.
Alterations in our food supply and methods of food preparation (or lack thereof) have evinced several detrimental effects.
Home Economics: Living Off the Farm (Video)
Co-founder, Cooking Up a Story
Canning and preserving food was a common practice to insure not only an adequate annual supply of food for farm families, but also a way to eat fruits, vegetables, and certain meats that otherwise would be more limited in their availability.
Teach Your Kids to Buy and Sell
Entrepreneur. Founder/CEO of Arkside Marketing. Father. Husband.
Start your child on the path to personal success early: Help them understand the value of their money and why it should be seen as a tool, not a goal.
Putting Economics Back in Home Economics
Student, Yale University
My parents messed up. Or perhaps my prestigious high school and university did. Maybe I've been oblivious. But somehow I'm 21 -- a legal adult -- and an economics major, yet I don't know the first thing about anything related to money.
Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution
Linda Novick O'Keefe
Founding Chief Executive Officer, Common Threads
For our kids to combat the obesity plague, no single strategy is adequate. We need easy access to affordable good food, plus physical activity, plus kids who are not intimidated by kitchen utensils and raw vegetables.
Back To Home Ec?
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress and children's book author
I would not have thought that the gentle pleasures of being a wife and the mother -- playing a word game with friends and creating a beautiful home -- would be today's pastime for many, many women.
"Pattern Recipes" -- The Cure for America's Cooking Crisis?
Psychotherapist, ecotherapist, co-editor of "Ecotherapy: Heali...
Michael Pollan has now decided that the American Food Crisis is actually the American Cooking Crisis. Why are fewer and fewer folks are preparing healthy meals from scratch?
The Busy Home Cook's "Secret"
A lover, not a fighter.
So, the "secret" is not really a secret -- it is a time-honored tool in a good home cook's arsenal. Are you ready for this? It's called menu planning. Painfully obvious, no?
The Price Of Everything
Author, 'The Price of Everything'
At every crossroads, prices nudge us to take one course of action or another. In a way, this is obvious: every decision amounts to a choice among options to which we assign different values.
Astoria Characters: The Homemade Food Blogger
Author, 'Astoria Characters'
"The biggest thing about cooking is the story about it," says Amuse * Bouche blogger Bradley O'Bryan Hawks. "The story always makes the food taste better."
Educated Mothers Get All the Credit, Everyone Feels the Heat
Philip N. Cohen
Sociologist at University of Maryland
What's a Mother's Work Worth to You?
Author, 'Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood'
According to a report estimating how much it would cost to pay someone else for the work we do at home, stay-at-home moms would get $117,856, and moms with outside jobs would earn $71,860 above their salaries.
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