Category Archives: Social Challenges

Eating 4Leaf in the real world (with a little wiggle room)

Anytime, Anyplace—Even on Labor Day Weekend–I recently received this note from a reader in the Philippines. I responded by including a re-cap of my fine dining on the road this past weekend. First the note from Leo: Hi Jim, Today … Continue reading

Posted in 4Leaf for Life, Healthy Eating 101, Social Challenges | 9 Comments

What to feed dinner guests? And what about pets?

So what do you do at your next dinner party when most of your guests are still eating the typical western diet? And what about pets? What can you feed them that doesn’t require you to support the meat industry? … Continue reading

Posted in Social Challenges | Tagged , | 5 Comments

What “can” you eat at your next dinner party?

And what, if anything, do you tell the hostess in advance? Lots of dietary restrictions these days; what’s a hostess to do? From a recent New York Times article: (See link below) It’s becoming harder for Americans to break bread … Continue reading

Posted in 4Leaf for Life, Social Challenges | 1 Comment

How to launch a “4Leaf Potluck Supper Club”

Background. In January of 2012, the world’s first 4Leaf Potluck Supper Club party was held at the home of Lisa and Jason Hicks in Holden, MA. It was a smashing success and inspired me to launch a Supper Club group in … Continue reading

Posted in 4Leaf for Life, Recipes & meals, Social Challenges | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Proselytizing. No fun for anyone — my simple guidelines.

Last week, a reader posted a personal account of a recent visit with her meat-eating family in Iowa. It turned out to be a depressing experience for her, prompting her to opt out of the next family gathering to which … Continue reading

Posted in Activism & Leadership, Social Challenges | 3 Comments

Protecting our children. And not just from predators.

How about protecting them from their top killers? Asked yesterday about the horribly sickening story this past week at Penn State, President Obama said that hopefully it would help people get their priorities in order; particularly as it relates our … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Food Policy, Social Challenges | 8 Comments

Books are arriving and the college tour has begun…

Yesterday, I heard from a friend here in Stonington that her Healthy Eating, Healthy World copy had arrived. Perfect timing, with over 500 copies sitting in my living room, a few of the people at next week’s launch party will have … Continue reading

Posted in Activism & Leadership, Book Promotion, Social Challenges | Leave a comment