As Obama’s inauguration draws nearer, one can hardly consider the issues he will inherit to be trivial: economic instability, bringing the invasion of Iraq to an end, and addressing the issue of health care will be of primary importance in his presidency. However, if change is what we have voted for, we might expect some unorthodox maneuvers on the path to ameliorating our present situation.
For example, if improved heath is a national goal, then what better way to begin than with a healthier diet? Alice Waters, renowned co-founder of Chez Panisse, has joined a movement to persuade the Obamas to choose a White House chef who will focus on preparing a healthy, sustainably grown menu. Such a choice, Waters reasons, will set an example for the American people and strengthen healthier food traditions in this country.
To read more of Waters’ ideas, featured in the New York Times, click here.