I was lucky enough to be invited to a holiday reception at the White House last week to see the decorations up close and the President and First Lady from a distance.
Never mind the Christmas trees in every room. The gingerbread house!*
It comes with its very own garden, hoop houses, beehive, and kale:
The candy vegetables were not to be eaten.
But the cookies most definitely were.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and well nourished holiday season!
*Obama Foodorama explains how White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and his colleagues created this masterpiece.
Next public appearance
New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Anderson. Cornell University, Statler Hotel Amphitheater. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends with a reception the following day with remarks by professor Pinstrup-Anderson at 2:25 p.m.
My joint contribution with Malden Nesheim is from 1:40-2:00 p.m. on “the internationalization of the obesity epidemic: the case of sugar-sweetened sodas.”