My 24 years without eating (nearly) any vegetables

I grew up in Texas, where food is fast and portions are vast. Its time to ditch the chicken and waffles and embrace the greens September marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year for US students. Parents and caregivers will soon begin packing school lunches or dispensing money into their childrens lunch accounts, leaving them at the Food deserts form the tapestry of American cuisine,and most suburbs have a McDonalds or a Burger King lurking nearby. Drive-thrus serving burgers, fries and milkshakes are common, but drive-thrus serving salads are rare gems, if any exist at all. Time and accessibility are factors that determine what the average American family decides to eat for dinner. You …

Migrant children held in Texas facility need access to doctors, says attorney

Inhumane conditions for detained children amount to emergency public health crisis, says attorney who visited center Hundreds of children at a migrant detention center in Texas are being held in inhumane conditions that amount to an emergency public health crisis and should be allowed immediate access to doctors, according to an attorney who gained rare access to the facility. Elora Mukherjee, the director of Columbia Law Schools immigrant rights clinic, was one of six attorneys to visit the detention center in Clint approach the media. Mukherjee noted that seven children have died in federal immigration custody or shortly after being released, compared to no such deaths in the 10 previous years. We were extremely concerned that more children might die …