Creature of Habit

Now that I’m the community manager for the American Heart Association’s digital engagement strategy, I seem to notice the AHA’s heart check mark everywhere I look — including at the deli.

On my lunch break today, I went to my favorite grocery store in town to pick up my favorite turkey — Boar’s Head Honey Maple Turkey — which meets the AHA’s guidelines and bears the heart check mark.

I buy this about twice  a week, in small increments so it stays fresh, and it’s been one of my go-to lunch staples for about the past 5-6 months. Continue reading “Creature of Habit”

Skipping Lunch in Italy? Nessun, Gratzie …

I saw this article about Italy proposing a ban on lunch breaks and couldn’t help but be saddened at the prospect for a multitude of reasons.

One of the things I love most about the European outlook on life is just how relaxed it is compared to the rat-race in which we live here in the States.

I love how meals in so many European countries are such a momentous occasion; pleasure is derived from food and the overall dining experience is to be treasured, something lost on our “grab and go” culture here. Continue reading “Skipping Lunch in Italy? Nessun, Gratzie …”