On Sunday mornings my wife and I like to watch the Food Network, an all-cooking cable channel. It seems like all programs start the same way: “Take a pound of butter…”
There is one extraordinary exception: “Cooking Thin” by Kathleen Daelemans. This lady could be taking her script from the ACS nutrition and exercise guidelines. This isn’t just someone in a studio showing how to cook a couple of low-cal dishes. In each show she works with a person(s) with a weight and perhaps a health problem. No hard-bodies for her. She reviews their eating and behavior problems and then works with them to figure out how to change their poor habits. She usually works out new menus and ways of preparing foods and teaches then how to cook in a way that’s better for them. Daelemans deals with the real problems people have in their lives adopting better eating habits. She frequently recommends exercise to accompany diet changes and sometimes helps them start a program.
I think this lady could be a great spokesperson for the ACS nutrition and exercise program. I’d love to see someone in ACS media take a look and see about hooking-up with her.