Meal Time Food For Thought

I wrote a piece back on the film Food, Inc. that was printed in the Laguna Beach Independent.  I highly recommend the movie and I’ve included an excerpt of my article below (or click the link above for the whole thing)…

I recently had the good fortune to see the Oscar-nominated documentary movie “Food, Inc.” for the second time. If you have not seen this film, you should. The director, Robert Kenner, exposes the negative side of America’s modern food production system. While the film does have some gut-wrenching slaughtering scenes and its share of critics, the movie is thought-provoking and worth your time. I was most impressed with the closing scene, which lists simple, yet strong messages – such as shop at farmers’ markets, plant a garden, buy organic, and (the most powerful message listed in my opinion) cook a meal with your family and eat together. The film is not only devoted to improving what we eat, but also how we should eat.

About Melanie Silverman

Melanie is a pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist (RD) and a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) working primarily in pediatric nutrition for well over 15 years. She spent seven years as a clinical dietitian at The University of Chicago Medical Center in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, adult and pediatric burn units, and high risk pediatric follow-up clinic. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago. Melanie has presented at state and national meetings for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), March of Dimes, Prader-Willi California Foundation, Texas Prader-Willi Association, Oklahoma Prader Willi Syndrome Association, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) in the United States and Canada and the Prader-Willi Syndrome USA (PWSA). She worked hard for her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Spanish from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, California Dietetic Association, Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Women’s Health Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs and an active member of the International Lactation Consultant Association.