Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012 - Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue viewing

Tonight we watched The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn. Rip visited the homes of two families and helped them get rid of the unhealthy foods, went to the grocery store to educate them on better choices and finally, helped them prepare plant-strong meals in their own kitchens. The whole process was very eye-opening, particularly to see what people had previously thought were health foods (olive oil, low-fat dairy, vegan butter/margarine for example).

Rip taught the families how to read labels, which reminded me of a post that Jeff Novick, MS, RD* wrote about reading labels. I always thought I knew how to read labels, but Jeff brings it to a whole new level, in an easy, straight-forward way. I highly recommend reading his Understanding Food Labels post.

Has anyone else watched The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue? What did you think?


*Jeff Novick, MS, RD serves as Vice President for Executive Health Exams International and lectures at the McDougall Program and at the Engine 2 Immersion program. He is also the Director of Nutrition for the Meals for Health community project which is helping empower low-income families to achieve optimal health.

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