This week on our Public Affairs Program, Sunday at 5a:
This week we speak with chef and owner of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, and founder of Pure Food Kids Foundation, Kurt Beecher Dammeier.
Kurt has a goal with his food and restaurant businesses; that of changing the way America eats. Along those lines he tells us of his non-profit Pure Food Revolution campaign in which he’d like to see improved transparency in both food manufacturers and restaurants to list all ingredients in all of the food and beverages they sell. He’d also like to see changes in how food is advertised and marketed to children, as well as the return of Home Economics to our schools in an updated format that teaches how food is grown, basic nutrition, and simple food preparation methods.
Kurt is passionate about this and you can tell from this interview.
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In our second half its Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels;
Holly Tucci is a model…she looks like she cook be on the cover of any fashion magazine, but the better model is one of making good health choices. Holly was born with congenital heart disease, a heart block. She was a typically active kid, but by age 9 was exhausted much of the time, and told her parents and doctors it was time for a pacemaker. She’s had 7 replacements in the intervening almost 3 decades. It was with her last one 2 years ago that she made a life altering, life-saving decision–to get healthy. At that point Holly was diagnosed as morbidly obese. She’s since lost “half” of herself, 143 lb. and is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Holly says it’s about making a decision, and one we can make is to support the research efforts of the Association by participating in a Heart Walk. Tacoma has one on September 30, and Seattle’s Walk is Oct 14 at Seattle Center. Every $$ counts.