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Food Smarts

Join Nutrition Consultant and Food Literacy Coach Kirsten Serrano of Small Wonder Food and Amie Mullikin as we talk about all things food. The focus is on helping people gain energy, focus, productivity, and health by using the power of food to nourish themselves. We also talk about a wide variety of food literacy topics---from raising your own food to food's intersection with culture and politics. Whether you are just curious about better nutrition or have some serious chronic/autoimmune issues, we have something for you.
 
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Nov 27, 2019

Join us in having a plastic crap-free holiday season.  Kirsten has worked up a list of 12 (*plus one) holiday gifts ideas that focus on experiences, health, education. and deliciousness. Get Amie's bonus picks too.  Many of the items are on sale now or will be soon.  You can also see the full list on the blog. We also...


Nov 22, 2019

Kirsten does an in-depth interview with sometimes co-host Melissa Polk.  Don't miss this because we take a deep dive into why Melissa decided to source better food for her family of (almost) 6, how she budgets for that in a single income home (on a teacher's salary no less), and her sourcing tips for making it work. ...


Nov 15, 2019

This week, Kirsten and Amie discuss all the reasons why dogs improve our health.  From cardiovascular health to lower rates of asthma and allergy, dogs are good for you!  We also make the case for adopting senior dogs and Kirsten talks about her experiences with senior dogs. November is Adopt a Senior...


Nov 7, 2019

This one is a long-overdue episode.  Kirsten and Amie talk about the reasons Kirsten works in nutrition therapy and food literacy.  Kirsten details the health story that brought her to her work. The seeds of Kirsten's health crisis started to grow in her childhood and by her mid-30s she was dealing with asthma, constant...


Nov 1, 2019

Kirsten and Melissa discuss the book The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzger.  We both LOVE this book.  In Schatzger's own words this book is about: "The food problem is a flavor problem. For half a century, we've been making the stuff people should eat--fruits, vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed meats--incrementally...