Reporter digs out truth of food in US

Shanghai Daily • March 20, 2013

To report on food sourcing and access in the US, author Tracie McMillan went undercover, picking garlic in the fields in California and working at a Walmart in Michigan and an Applebee’s in New York. She published a book about what she learned from these experiences called “The American Way of Eating.” Knowledge@Wharton recently spoke with McMillan about what she experienced. Continue reading “Reporter digs out truth of food in US”

When Did Healthy Food Become a Luxury Product?

Take Part • March 15, 2013

Tracie McMillan remembers the day well. She was working in the fresh produce section of a Walmart near Detroit. Part of her job was to rotate foods to keep the produce fresh. But it was a challenge. Her 20-year-old manager, who had transferred to produce from the electronics department, had no training in managing fruits and vegetables. And one of the store’s produce coolers had a leak, throwing humidity levels off and causing food to rot easily. Continue reading “When Did Healthy Food Become a Luxury Product?”

Mapping the Basics in Detroit: You’ve heard about food deserts — this is what they look like

The Take Away with John Hackenberry • Feb. 22, 2013

In northeast Detroit in the neighborhood of Osborn, Robin and Donald Hudson can feed up to ten hungry grandchildren ages three months to 16-years-old on any given day. With five children and 15 grandchildren they stock their basement freezer with 40 pound boxes of chicken. But finding healthy affordable food can often be a challenge.

 

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Book Club Pick: Tracie McMillan: Going Undercover in American Food Culture

Town Hall Seattle • Oct. 17, 2012

In 2009, award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan embarked on an undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America when price matters above all else. A project that embraced working and eating at every rung of the socio-economic ladder has culminated in McMillan’s The American Way of Eating, which goes beyond the food on her plate to examine the national priorities that put it there. Continue reading “Book Club Pick: Tracie McMillan: Going Undercover in American Food Culture”

Perspectives by Fenton and TedMed: The Obesity Crisis: Fake Food vs. Real Food

TedMed • Sept. 21, 2012

In a new video series co-produced by TEDMED and Fenton Studios, and filmed at TEDMED 2012, Tracie McMillan, author of “The American Way of Eating” and David Ludwig of Boston Children’s Hospital sat down with Lisa Witter to discuss the issue.

TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. Learn more about TEDMED here.

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