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17 Questions with Kirsty Coventry

By Whole Story Editors, May 28, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We are thrilled to ask Kirsty Coventry, one of the world’s highest achieving female swimmers (winner of 7 individual Olympic medals) and Africa’s most successful Olympic athlete, about her day-to-day eating and shopping routines, her favorite foods, and who she’d invite over for dinner if she could. Kirsty hails from and swims for Zimbabwe and lives and trains in North Carolina.

Kirsty Coventry

What do you eat for breakfast?

I have to kick-start my day to get the most out of my training. My first swim training session starts about 7:30am and each of my practices takes about 2 hours which translates into distances of 3 miles for a lighter session and...

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Daily Dish: Friday

By Whole Story Editors, May 27, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Courgetti with speedy beetroot hummus, avo, quinoa, seeds and gherkins

Photo Credit: @rebelrecipes

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today. ​​

Sounds Like a Good Time

Love a good jam sesh? Then you’ll fit right in at one of Philip Gelb’s...

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Make Summer Delicious and Nutritious with Whole Kids Club

By Jane Johnson, May 27, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson

Summer vacation is so close that kids are dreaming of pool toys, soccer balls and tasty picnics! School may be wrapping up, but delicious learnings are just a click away. Whole Kids Foundation® has tons of easy, free tools to keep healthy conversation at the center of your time together this summer. Visit the Whole Kids Club to EAT, READ and MAKE your way to healthy play.

EAT: Better Bites

Give...

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Daily Dish: Thursday

By Whole Story Editors, May 26, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Picnic

Photo Credit: @mmtmblog

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today. ​​

More Than a Box

Zappos is making the case for thinking outside the cardboard box with its new shipping boxes. Instead of getting tossed in the trash, customers...

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One Poultry Farm is Going Back to Basics for a Better Bird

By Paige Schilt, May 26, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Crystal Lake Farms

“When I started off working for my grandpa, we were very much a mainstream company at that time,” recalls Blake Evans, a third-generation poultry farmer from Decatur, Arkansas.

“I’d bring chicken home, and my wife didn’t necessarily want to eat it. She would go off to the store and find something different. When your wife wants to eat somebody else’s chicken, and you’re running a chicken company — that kind of makes you scratch your head.”

Blake points to his wife’s concerns about antibiotics and animal welfare as one of many moments that inspired him to found his own company, Crystal Lake Farms. “We reached back to the heritage genetics. We were looking for traits that would allow...

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