Food For Thought

Salt, school lunches and the intersection of food, wellness and public policy.

Barbie: Blacklist or Buy This Black Friday?

Barbie once again tops many little girls Wish Lists this holiday, but parents seeking to build their daughter’s self-image may be concerned that Barbie sends the wrong message. However, Barbie, along with other toys, can actually boost girls' creativity. Read More

A horrible lie

Suggesting that toys alter emotions/self-esteem is a lie.

Looks like someone is a big

Looks like someone is a big Barbie fan!

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Martina M. Cartwright, Ph.D., R.D., is an adjunct professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona and an independent biomedical consultant.


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