“Nutritional gatekeepers” crucial in promoting family health

The New York Times‘ health section has a piece on “nutritional gatekeepers”, the person in a family who primarily buys and prepares food, determining the healthfulness of meals in the household:

A gatekeeper who struggles with unhealthy habits and eating choices will typically pass those problems on to family members. By the same token, gatekeepers who improve their habits can improve the health of the whole family

Gatekeepers, who can fall into five different cooking types, are often influenced by recipes and serving dish size. To figure out your cooking personality, try taking this quiz. Let us know the results: It will help us bring you the best recipes for everything that’s growing at Upper Meadows Farm.


One Response

  1. Uh-oh. I come up as “competitive”. But a little competition is healthy now and then.

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