The Taste of Denmark and Sweden

Posted 08/07/2013 by FunnyFood

Our recent trip to Denmark and Sweden was even better than anticipated. My husband, Bill, is an artist and also a jazz guitarist who toured in Denmark and Sweden with the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. He had a concert in a new city almost every day. The Danes and Swedes loved the jazz concerts and loved…Read more>>

How to Juggle Everything On Your Plate

Posted 08/07/2013 by FunnyFood

In the age of multitasking almost every activity we engage in requires us to focus, hold on to one piece of information in our minds while we work with another piece of the information and not lose the first piece. We make a call and while we’re waiting for the person to answer we engage…Read more>>

Cut the Salt

Posted 01/24/2013 by FunnyFood

I recently wrote a blog about sugar and learned about sugar hidden in foods. I thought I should give salt a fair shake too. I started researching and discovered that sodium is a surprise ingredient in many foods. Sodium occurs naturally in some foods- usually in tiny quantities. However, there is a significant amount of…Read more>>

Changing Eating Habits One Bite At A Time

Posted 01/21/2013 by FunnyFood

Small changes in the way you eat will result in big differences over time. Slow and steady not only wins the race, but it is the best way to assure success. Change is a process, so why would anyone expect overnight success? Tara Parker-Pope wrote in the NYT Science Times about her decision to go…Read more>>

Music & Food Affect Your Mood

Posted 01/15/2013 by FunnyFood

Bill not only creates imaginative food art, he’s also a renowned jazz guitarist. Whether he’s improvising a breakfast or a jazz solo, it puts him in a good mood. So when we do Funny Food workshops, Bill uses food and music to make it fun for children and families to learn about nutrition. At a workshop…Read more>>

Food Play and Brain Development

Posted 01/07/2013 by FunnyFood

Last night our 5 1/2 year old granddaughter, Daniela, had dinner with us and Bill made a mischievous character with his food. Daniela laughed hysterically when Bill developed a hilarious narrative for the character. It was a very special moment for the two of them. Daniela is building her play history with the experiences she…Read more>>

Ring In A Sweet New Year With Less Sugar

Posted 01/03/2013 by FunnyFood

“ Sugar is the tobacco of the 21st Century.”  So says Mark Bittman, food journalist & cookbook author on NPR. It got me thinking about how much sugar I might be consuming without realizing it. I don’t sweeten coffee, tea or cereal, and I rarely drink soda. I try to avoid foods with “added sugar” noted on…Read more>>

Ask the Nutritionist about Funny Food

Posted 12/29/2012 by FunnyFood

I’m feeling hopeful that we’re making progress in the fight against childhood obesity. So many individuals and organizations are on board fighting for the health of our children. The National Restaurant Association’s director of Nutrition & Healthy Living, Joy Dubost, Ph.D, R.D., interviewed Bill about how our book “Funny Food”.  You can see the videohere….Read more>>

Eat Like Theres No Tomorrow, And There Might Not Be

Posted 12/12/2012 by FunnyFood

Last night at a hamburger joint, there were dozens of combos on the menu. Most were the antithesis of a sane, healthy meal. Bill and I opted for plain burgers with a variety of veggies. And although French fries were tempting, we shared a baked potato. However, at a table very close to ours, we…Read more>>

Attack Obesity, Not People Who Are Obese

Posted 12/04/2012 by FunnyFood

As a result of our growing girth, seats on buses, trains and airplanes are too small. There is disagreement on how to handle the issue. An online poll conducted by the Chicago Tribune of people who use public transportation. shows that there’s an even split between those who prefer benches where people of all sizes…Read more>>