Meet The Good Food Fighter
YOUR NUTRITION BUDDY, RELENTLESS RESEARCHER & CREATOR OF FUN THINGS FOR YOUR KIDS
I am America’s food superhero. Have you heard of me? My mission is for kids to grow up healthy and love nutritious food.
That’s a lofty goal! Luckily, my superpower is to entertain parents and their children while educating them. The world is full of scary information and navigating the food supply is like playing a video game…except that it’s not fun and you usually lose. But I’m fun!!!!! I want to be your friend and ally—your GFF. I want to encourage your kids to try veggies, to discover superfoods, to eat less sugar, and to avoid toxins in the food/water/environment that lead to chronic health issues and disease.
What are my superpowers?
- Helping you (and your kids) get off your sugar addiction and fall in love with veggies!
- Making healthy food delicious and accessible.
- Providing life-changing tips on how to protect your family from toxins.
- Entertaining you with investigative stories, kids games, comics, cooking tips, videos, and more.
- being your trusted food buddy on your journey to better health.
Where did this !Kapow!-Chick come from? Originally from Boston, I am a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago and ArtCenter College of Design in CA. I launched my career designing “coffee table” books and innovative printed products for Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Then I created product packaging and cookbooks for Williams Sonoma. Next, I developed and produced a line of therapeutic chocolate-themed gifts, “Boyfriend Replacement“, for lovelorn women. Working with an angel investor in New York City and a national team of 80 sales reps, we sold it into 400 stores. Then I ran my own art portrait photo studio in Austin, TX for 10 years. And now I’m determined to save children from obesity and from all the diseases that stem from it.
How to battle the beast: Research increasingly points to diet and lifestyle as contributing factors to many childhood sicknesses and diseases including Diabetes 2 and many forms of cancer, as well as neurological conditions like ADHD and Autism and more.
My work is motivated by data from the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that shows that one third of all Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Even more alarming: one third of all women (and half of all men) are expected to get cancer within their lives. We can change this!
What’s my credential? My father is a nuclear physicist at MIT so I’ve been literally bathed in science and research my whole life. My mother read Prevention Magazine, “a medical journal for the people” back in the 70s when they were already warning the public about pesticides in the food supply. She taught me to examine the ingredient list on every grocery product that I buy. Now I’m a certified health and wellness coach who loves reading studies—on the National Institutes of Health website and in dozens of other publications. I have a knack for breaking down the information into easily digestible portions and sharing it with my readers…I do the research so that you don’t have to!!
Here’s to healthy kids and happy families!
–Amy Tyler, Naturopathic Doctor, Austin, TX
—Jane S., Montclaire, NJ
—Jeneen Schloz, General Manager, Peoples Pharmacy, Austin, TX
—Barbara G., Boston, MA
—Alen C., Austin, TX
—Jodi K., Hillsborough, NJ
—Stephanie C., Austin, TX
We had a great time playing. In fact our kids insisted on playing a second time before bed tonight. It’s a fun and educational experience. We learned about new smoothie ingredients and were reminded of ingredients we haven’t had in a while. It will definitely provoke more healthy smoothies in our house. The design and drawings are great and the personification of ingredients adds to the fun.
—Bryan H, Jersey City, NJ