Friends, after nearly 12 years and 600 columns, it’s time. This is my last installment of On The Table.
You’d think by now we would have exhausted the topics to talk about. Nope.
The nature of nutrition science and health policy is that they are always changing. And the social, economic, political and organizational conditions of the environment we live in increase the complexity of deciphering it all and making choices that support health.
That’s what prompted me to launch this column in January 2003. The idea was to explain what to eat but also to raise awareness of policy issues and empower readers to get involved.
It’s been a joy and privilege to get to know so many of you. You’ve sent thousands of email messages, and some of you have become long time friends.
Looking back, a few observations stand out. They include: