Covering coronavirus is for all writers

not teaching,still THINKING … Specialty writing is holding a special place these days in our consumption of news as a major news story — the coronavirus — touches every aspect of our lives. The idea that hard news is for only “news” reporters to cover has, once more, been debunked. We have always taught and […]

USDA’s new dinner plate is here

UPDATE: The dinner plate has been unveiled, replacing the familiar food pyramid. Check it out here. ORIGINAL POST: So the food pyramid is out and the dinner plate is in. On Thursday, the Obama administration will unveil a new way to look at healthy eating. The reason for the change, according to a story in […]

New food ‘pyramid’ coming Thursday

So the food pyramid is out and the dinner plate is in. On Thursday, the Obama administration will unveil a new way to look at healthy eating. The reason for the change, according to a story in today’s New York Times: “The pyramid … was derided by nutritionists as too confusing and deeply flawed because […]