Michigan Food Stamp Challenge

What can you buy with $5.87?  What can you eat for that amount of cash?  Well, most fast food value meals are still under $6.  And a sandwich from Tim Horton’s is just three dollars. But what if that $5.87 was for an entire day’s meals?  Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus maybe a snack? The… Continue reading Michigan Food Stamp Challenge

Filed under DUH! Kid’s Cereals Are High in Sugar

Shocking news report today! Cereals marketed to children are high in sugar and low in fiber! I saw a number of articles on Google News this morning about sugar content in cereal. Apparently Consumer Reports did an analysis of popular cereals among the kiddie set (and probably popular among the teens and adults too). Not… Continue reading Filed under DUH! Kid’s Cereals Are High in Sugar

Smoke-Free Michigan- Or not

Earlier this week, the Michigan House voted on the Senate version of the SmokeFree Workplace bill. The vote tally was 50 yeas to 49 nays.  However, at least 56 yes votes were required to pass the bill.  Eleven members of the House were absent or abstained from voting. I would like to know where those… Continue reading Smoke-Free Michigan- Or not

MSU E. coli outbreak: source identified

Just read on the Free Press website that health officials have identified large bags of iceberg lettuce as the source of the E. coli outbreak that first popped up at Michigan State University and was later seen scattered across the state: The shredded and chopped lettuce was sold to restaurants and institutions from wholesalers, including… Continue reading MSU E. coli outbreak: source identified