A Problem Bigger Than Sid Miller

Once I saw the final score, 105-8, I knew Sid Miller had won. The man who values control was going to give control to the people whom he valued. All 8 of them. Last week, Miller axed several Texas school nutrition standards, including the ban of deep fryers, even though an overwhelming majority of public…

Food Policy is Like Basketball

I’m writing about food policy – specifically, a recent study on California’s school nutrition standards – but first I need to talk basketball and the Golden State Warriors. It’s playoff season, I love the NBA playoffs, the Warriors are the best team in the league, and although I stink at sports predictions, I fully expect the Warriors…

The Health Outbreak Nobody Is Talking About …

While Americans were freaking out over Ebola, another outbreak has been brewing in the United States for the past few weeks. A series of cases were reported – based on reports, each case has been quietly spreading for several years and now affects millions of Americans. The cases probably share a common origin. Yet none…