What's in the News

Aloha friends!

It is a busy week over here for the DomesticPhD, as it is crunch time for grant and scholarship writing! Kathryn and I often send each other links to articles that we read online that we find interesting. Whether we agree with the content or not it, it engages us to think critically about current trending topics in the media. For this week we thought we would round up a few articles we have sent to each other recently to provide you with some food for thought!

Would you consider shopping here? Just recently a food waste supermarket has opened its doors in the UK in an effort to reduce the amount of food that we throw away: http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/real-junk-food-first-food-waste-supermarket-opens-in-u-k-1.3081563#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=qjTbAri

When do you worry about a picky eater? Dr. Natalie Muth, a pediatrician from Vista, California, discusses her take on the issue: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/10/well/family/when-do-you-worry-about-a-picky-eater.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

How do you feel about where your money is going when you donate to organizations to support health research? Do you have concerns about how the funds are allocated? Would you agree that more funding should go towards prevention-based research? Meghan Telpner, a nutritionist from TO, wrote a blog recently discussing her views on this topic related to breast cancer fundraising: http://www.meghantelpner.com/blog/raising-money-to-cure-breast-cancer/

The obesity epidemic is real, there is no arguing on that matter. However, when we are judging/commenting/suggesting/discussing about how to deal with promoting individuals to adopt healthier lifestyle habits to reduce obesity, do we stop to consider our privilege? We all have good intentions, but this article explores the fact that many individuals lack privileges that could facilitate in adopting healthier lifestyle habits: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2016-09-27/check-your-privilege-before-talking-about-obesity-and-personal-responsibility?src=usn_fb

Of course if you have thoughts you would like to share with us, please feel free to do so in the comments below. 

Happy reading!

xo Michelle and Kathryn