Friday, February 05, 2016

One horrific, one great decision for kids

Great Decision
Decreasing the amount of caloric beverages consumed and simultaneously increasing water consumption is important to promoting child health and decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity.

New York public schools installed filtered water jets and found an association in decreased student weight. Reduced milk and chocolate milk purchases purchases were one of the reasons why. The research appeared in last month's JAMA Pediatrics.

Horrific Decision
EFSA, which is the FDA of Europe, approved the artificial sweetener sucralose for infant medical foods, as well as for foods and beverages in children aged one to three.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

My Ordeal

I have wanted to share something with you for four months. Unfortunately, for legal reasons, I could not speak about it until now. Many of you know what I am talking about. I appreciate your willingness to indulge me as I feel it critically important to clear my name.

On a mid-September evening after meeting my husband for dinner after work, I was driving home in a violent rainstorm. All of a sudden, I was pulled over by police, arrested, and charged with multiple violations, including a hit and run accident and driving under the influence.

Of course, I was stunned because I did not hit any car and was not inebriated. Regrettably, I was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

I have dedicated my life to helping people. I would never jeopardize that ideal through such an act of cowardice.

Many of you read about my situation in the local media or heard it through the grapevine. I am speaking of it now because my reputation as a wife, mother, and health professional was tarnished. I felt embarrassed, humiliated, and every other emotion you can imagine. Publicizing my arrest in the media before innocence or guilt was determined took its toll on me.

I am truly humbled by those of you who reached out to me in support.

I vehemently defended my innocence every step of the way and am elated to say that the truth won out. Every charge against me was dropped, my case was thrown out of court, and any record of the unfortunate incident was totally expunged from public record.

In addition, the judge admonished law enforcement for their poor judgement, lying under oath, and overly aggressive treatment.

I now understand more than most that every day, people end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Please come away from this knowing that, at least in my case, if you fight for what you believe in, the truth can win out in the end.

Sincerely, Bonnie

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