Links on Obesity, Packaging Waste and Poverty With Friday Roundup #27

Dessert: Ice Cream Tasting
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I’ve collected a few food-related links to share with you. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

We tend to think that since food is biodegradable, we don’t have to worry about throwing it out. At Wasted Food, Jonathan explains why food waste is worse for the environment than disposable packaging:  When Packaging Helps.

One of my favorite cooking blogs, Cheap Healthy Good, explains Why Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Expensive.

To read about my mother’s methods for raising slim children, see Individual Portions or Family Style and Putting Food in Perspective. Our society puts too much emphasis on dieting and not enough on preventing obesity in the first place.

Parenting Squad asks whether Michele Obama should have commented about her daughter’s high BMI.

Here is a review of posts from Cooking Manager during the last two weeks:

Winter Kohlrabi Salad

Interview with Kate: Maple-Ginger Butternut Squash Soup.

Twenty Tips for Making Soup without Soup Powder or Canned Broth

Lentil Bake

Guest Post: Converting Commercial Yeast Recipes to Sourdough

Reader Ruth and Roast Vegetable Soup

Have a good weekend!


  1. It actually has been concluded that the poor economy thus mentioning poverty has a lot to do with obesity. People tend to resort to cheap fast foods which as we know are unhealthy. So we should really promote that eating healthy does not need to be expensive.

  2. What’s up with her final comment on the obesity post? She sounds like a very bitter woman who has no appreciation of the complexity of the topic of obesity, hormonal conditions, eating disorders, etc. Why would she write such a thing especially if she’s looking to promote herself as a professional blogger?

  3. Abbi, bloggers often overstate their points to get a reaction (as I think you are aware!). I think it was important to rebut some of the assertions made in the comments (that being fat is not unhealthy, or that portion sizes aren’t an issue in obesity).

  4. She wasn’t looking for more reaction, that was her final comment before she closed comments. I wouldn’t read her blog again, she just came off as obnoxious.

  5. I really liked “why healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive.” Thank you for including my post in this list!