Strolling down the Alley

I wanted to wish all veterans a Happy Veterans Day. As someone who served,  I understand most of the sacrifice and toils of choosing to serve your country. I speak to other vets often,  and I was moved by a  story I heard about service in Vietnam.  That conflict came at a time when the…

A story to tell

I hope you have linked to our blog, afrodiet365.wordpress.com. It is a year long journal dedicated to the many facets of the African-American dietary experience. It is but one of the many exciting tasks in the portfolio of anthonybeard.org. The Freedom Ride is back on for March. Tracing the route of the march from Selma…

2012: 366 days to a healthier you!

I want to wish you a happy, healthful new year!  To that end, there have been many trends published by various organizations, for the coming year.  Shape magazine posted a history of trend reporting and it is shocking to see how many of the trends of the past few decades have relevance today. 1981, Lean…

The ride of your life!

I participated in a regional organizations Commuter Challenge, which encouraged employers and individuals to use alternative means of transporting to work. All by myself, my 264 miles puts me in tenth place, out riding organizations with hundreds and thousands of employees. For me, it is a habit. Behavioral psychologist suggest it takes 21 days to…

Natural Steps

I just received a thank you letter from the American Hiking Society, for my donation. This coincides with my purchase of some Teva hiking boots. To add more natural forms of entertainment and exercise to my lifestyle, I have been collecting the tools of the trade of hiking. My kids, who also have new boots…

Keep trying…

The March from Selma to Montgomery was postponed twice before its successful completion. The message there is, keep trying. We had to postpone our Freedom Ride because an unfortunate medical condition struck one of my children and she was scheduled to travel south with our entourage. So we will make another attempt to travel to…

Helping you Color your plate!

Macaroni and cheese is probably the number one comfort food. The blend of creamy cheese, spices and pasta, cooked el dante, gently seduces the awaiting taste buds. But there is more to a helping of mac and cheese than meets the naked eye. That is what your readers will learn when they take a seat…

Freedom Rider!

Freedom from preventable health issues are just a few miles away! Medical Nutrition Therapist Anthony S. Beard, RD, LD, will go on a “freedom ride”, from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, tracing the 50 mile route taken by civil rights advocates in search of voting reforms. With all the talk of healthcare reform, the message is…

It’s our day in the sun

I just picked up the Proclamation declaring today, Registered Dietitian Day. As part of National Nutrition Month, the day increases awareness of Registered Dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. This year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color”. With that…