WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

Issue link: http://wellesleywestonmagazine.epubxp.com/i/359840

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 197 of 219

Statistics support Kennedy's observation. The most recent poll from the national Vegetarian Resource Group, taken in 2012, found that 47 percent of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal per week. People have also become interested because public figures including former president Bill Clinton, actress Natalie Portman, and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres embrace vegan diets. As a nutritionist, Kennedy welcomes questions. She points out to clients and customers that a vegetarian diet does not always equal a healthy diet. "If you don't eat meat, you still might be eating a lot of processed foods," she says. "Juicing is a helpful tool because it offers a way to consume a large amount of fruits and vegetables in a small portion size." Kate Blaski, Healthy Eating Specialist at the Whole Foods Market in Wellesley, also handles a range of customer inquiries about following a vegetarian or vegan diet. "Some are looking for a healthier, lighter diet. Others want to add more options or try new products. Customers are aware of the link between the food we eat and their health," she says. Blaski and Healthy Eating Specialists at other Whole Foods stores are not trained as nutritionists, but they do help individual customers plan menus and select ingredients as a free service. The Whole Foods Market Healthy Eating Program website offers an extensive database of recipes and advice. Blaski also gives cooking demonstrations and free classes at the store and off-site. No matter what, she tries to keep her advice practical. "The way I cook is quick and easy. I work full time and I also have a child in elementary school. If the recipe is healthy but too time-consuming, nobody is going to do it." A nutritionist or consultant can provide extensive, individualized advice, but vegetarians in Wellesley and Weston can find many other 196 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 B E T H F U R M A N food & wine "a healthier, lighter diet" "The way I cook is quick and easy. I work full time and I also have a child in elementary school. If the recipe is healthy but too time-consuming, nobody is going to do it." – K a t e B l a s k i , H e a l t h y E a t i n g S p e c i a l i s t , W h o l e F o o d s M a r k e t , W e l l e s l e y

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of WellesleyWeston Magazine - FALL 2014