Just a little reminder here - the public comment period for the Dietary Guideline Recommendations ends Friday, May 8th. It's really important for everyday people just like you to submit your opinion! And it doesn't take long, if you don't want it to.
Click here to go directly to the report itself and make your comment.
Or click here to read my summary in a previous blog post and a sample comment that you can copy/paste/edit as you see fit.
As part of my internship, I was lucky enough to attend the Oral Testimony meeting on this report at the National Institutes of Health in DC. Let me tell you, it's crazy what those food industry folks are trying to spin as science to get their way within the Dietary Guidelines. But also, there's a strong level-headed science-based community of health and non-profit organizations rallying against the craziness and picking up speed swiftly. It's inspiring.
No new adventures to report, though we did manage to get ourselves out to Ross Lake for a weekend trip a few weeks ago. Mud is discovering the wide world of Biostatistics as he prepares to start a Master of Public Health program at Bastyr University next fall. He is officially accepted and ready to change the world. YAY!
Bug is living the life of a Dietetic Intern. A few months here, a few months there. She's looking forward to spending the summer in the little town of Willits, California interning at a Seventh Day Adventist Hospital. But for now, it's all vegetable-chopping, poster-making and temperature-taking in the kitchen at Bastyr.
We have hopes and dreams of getting out the dehydrator, making some rockin' plant-based meals and setting out to climb mountains sometime soon.
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Other Neat Things:
My friends Harpo and Groucho are some bad-ass thru-hiking vegans. Read their blog here.
Idyllwild is a favorite trail town for many PCT hikers. This online magazine has featured a few hikers and also keeps up with mountain-town happenings.
Future Dad is thru-hiking the Pacific Crest, Te Aurora and Appalachian Trails back-to-back-to-back, all in one year! He's also a really awesome story teller. Read his stories here.