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.

 

Every Bite of Chocolate is a Global Experience

Every Bite of Chocolate is a Global Experience

An overwhelming 86% of Americans report that they’ll share a gift of chocolate and candy this Valentine’s Day according to the National Confectioners Association recent study.1 For some, a special occasion is not required to enjoy chocolate, but during the week of...

The Gift of Food … Beyond the Holidays

The Gift of Food … Beyond the Holidays

Spending more time in the kitchen in the past few weeks baking cookies or busy perusing online options for food gift baskets? Tis the season! But in reality, food is our gift every day to receive and give. In this unique and challenging year, we suddenly realized that...

How Do We Keep Our “Love for Cooking”?

How Do We Keep Our “Love for Cooking”?

Cooking fatigue or cooking inspiration? Which of these terms describe you? After all it’s December and our usual annual return to the kitchen for holiday cooking is not unique this year. We have been in the kitchen since March. According to consumer research, over 80%...

The Tale of Kale … More than a Pretty Plate!

The Tale of Kale … More than a Pretty Plate!

For many, sourdough bread has been the center of focus in the kitchen during the pandemic. For me, it’s been kale! What started as an opportunity to grow a few leafy greens in our backyard in early spring — while being “confined” to home — has become a focal point of...