Author Archives: Rebecca

I am a graphic designer who is interested in working on projects that have a meaningful and positive influence. This blog is about exploring the ways design can contribute to and effect positive change.

Is Slow Food a Movement?

Slow Food is just a term for eating and savoring whole fresh foods. It originated in Italy and was in response to the growing presence of American fast food there. Today, we’re all used to getting things quickly, and telling someone that they should invest more time thinking about how they eat is not something […]

No Carbs for Now?

I’m following a low carb (meaning bread, rice, pasta, potatoes) for the next two weeks. I’m on day 2 and no complaints. Although I know I’m going to get tired of eating eggs for breakfast everyday. After the two weeks are up I will add some whole grains and fruit. But still keeping it minimal. […]

Extra Few Pounds

As I was getting dressed yesterday I put on a pair of pants and they felt tighter than usual. It seems that over the last month I have gained a few extra pounds. Nothing really noticeable except to me. I have also started working out this past month, and am addicted to yoga. I do […]

Hiding Small Sizes

I have slowly learned that various food/drink companies, such as Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and Häagen Dazs, have smaller sizes available, but don’t advertise them. Why would they do this? Money, basically. The cost of the cup and employee’s time is roughly the same regardless of the size, so the company is making alot more profit […]

Eating in a New Location

After taking a short break from the blogging world… I’m back. I recently moved to a new city and stared a new job. Food and healthy eating are always on my mind, and I have somethings I have been wanting to write about, which I will do over the coming weeks. Something the recently caught […]

Food Trainer

Have you heard about people paying money for someone to teach them how to shop for healthy fresh foods? They go with you to the supermarket and explain things, and I think give suggestions on how to cook things too. I think more than anything it shows what a sad state food and eating are. […]

Food with a Dash of Politics

I never thought how you eat could have anything to do with politics, but as I learn more and more about how we eat here in the US I’m beginning to see things through a political slant. Now this city girl is suddenly interested in the farm bill! Maybe some of you already realize this, […]

Make it Healthy

This “Make it Healthy” installment is the hero. I love a good hero, and this one has lots of meat. It makes me hungry just looking at it. But its probably not the healthiest thing to eat. How would you make this healthy?

Pollan’s Food Fight

I’m currently reading, and almost finished, Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food. Everyone should read this book. It goes into detail about the food industry, and food politics in the US and how that all effects what we eat. At the end there is also, what he calls ‘eating algarithims’ – guidelines, not rules, about […]

Big Apple Counts Calories

NYC is now requiring national food chains to list total calories for all food items. Read article here. The state Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit to stop it, but to no avail. I don’t really frequent many chain food places, except Starbucks, and the McD’s once on-a-blue-moon if you read my post a few weeks […]