Meet Me At the Table

My goal with this blog is to bring you perspectives from my past, peppered with insights and facts on the future of food, farming and health – providing “food for thought, action and personal responsibility.” As a registered dietitian and a sixth generation farm owner in Kentucky, the connection of farm to plate is part of my DNA. I have spent my career navigating the connections between food, health, agriculture and consumer behavior. Together, we will dig into the complex and ever-changing story of who grows our food, what’s in our food, and how food affects our health and ultimately our lives.

 

Back to the Table: The Art of Enjoying Food

Back to the Table: The Art of Enjoying Food

When I think about some of the most memorable and fun times over the past few months, I smile remembering the birthday dinner preparation with my niece and sister-in-law, the dinner and conversation around our table with long-time friends, the fishing experience with...

Is Milk by Any Other Name Still Milk?

Is Milk by Any Other Name Still Milk?

When I grew up, the term “milk” meant it was from a cow (our cows) and my only decision was whether to drink “whole” milk direct from the Holstein herd or buy "our processor" skim milk from the grocery store (which did not sit well with my father). Luckily, none of...

Sustainability – More than a Trend

Sustainability – More than a Trend

How many times do you see or use the word “sustainability”? We talk about sustainable diets, sustainable agriculture, eating sustainably, sustainable buildings, sustainable environment, and the list goes on and on. But what does it mean? For a word that is so overly...

Water: The “Juice of Life…and a Peach”

Water: The “Juice of Life…and a Peach”

We’re in the middle of the summer harvest of fruits and vegetables all across the United States and one of the stars of the season is peaches! For those of us from the southern part of the U.S., we may argue that peaches from Georgia and surrounding states are the...

This I Know To Be True: Five Facts About Dairy

This I Know To Be True: Five Facts About Dairy

June is National Dairy Month! For one who grew up on a dairy farm, I celebrate the dairy farmers of the past, reflecting on previous generations in my family and the instilled work ethic and values gained from my background. But this year, more importantly, I salute...