Diet Overview

One of the big three for what I'll blog about and present in my workshops: exercise, diet and play.  By "diet" I mean what we eat - not going on something short term to fix what's wrong with what we eat.

Like exercise, the impact of diet on academics and behavior is way more than we'd guess. If you saw the movie "Super Size Me" you may have caught a reference to a school in Appleton. Apple Central Alternative High School was involved in an experiment. Dramatic change, dramatic results.

Food affects behavior - for better or for worse.  But it also affects how our genes express themselves. And how our body is able to fight off disease and chronic illness. Much more to come.

For a quick look at how we are doing on the food front you can see a series of slides on the obesity rates for different groups from the CDC.