On Eating (and Writing)

  • March 24, 2017 The Healthy Size Debate

    Some Thoughts on What Makes a "Healthy Size."*

  • March 17, 2017 How to Survive Your Child's Hospital Stay (Parents Magazine, April 2017)

    I starting writing this piece just a few months after we survived our first 21-day hospital stay w...

  • March 10, 2017 On Lunchboxes

    There's a story making the rounds right no...

  • February 10, 2017 [On Reading]

    This week, I've been reading Bee Wilson's *First Bite* , which is the fairly masterful book everybody asks "have you read...?" when I say...

  • February 03, 2017 It Cost $2.5 Million to Keep My Child Alive. (Slate.com)

    I've got a new piece up on *Slate* * *on how repealing the Affordable Care...

  • January 27, 2017 Learning to Eat on Food Stamps

    By now, you may have read about last week's USDA report on *what low-income families...

  • January 13, 2017 What I'm Reading (And Writing. And Eating.)

    First, a little book update: Last week, I reached that stage of research where you (or at least I) start to despair that none of it is making any sense and everything I thought I knew was wrong. I've ...

  • January 06, 2017 New year, not so new diet trends.

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  • December 08, 2016 Carbs: A Coda

    Between the holidays and moving house (and office), my weekly-ish newsletter is going to be more "ish" than weekly for a little bit here. But I thought I'd check in today with a quick little coda to m...

  • November 18, 2016 On Carbs, Comfort and Kids.

    This week, I've been interviewing parents of picky eaters, as well as a few adults who are themselves intensely picky. And there's been an interesting moment in every conversation when I ask, "so, wha...