When the Three Stooges attacked each other with hammers and eye-poking fingers, generations of TV-watchers found their antics to be funny but hardly something to emulate. Fat Albert and his legions of fans among minority children are a different story. His jolly demeanor and loveable nature are inseparably associated with his girth.
Author: Keecha Harris
Dr. Keecha Harris is an alumnus of the inaugural class of Food and Society Policy Fellows supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. As a Fellow, she communicated messages about the relationships between food production and consumption and their impacts on local economies, human health and the environment. She has published in referred sources such as Journal of Nutrition, Journal of the American Dietetic Associationand Gellis and Kagan's 17th edition of Current Pediatric Therapy. Her media experiences include providing expertise for print, broadcast and electronic media such as www.Forbes.com, Healthy CHILDcare, Essence,Better Nutrition, Real Health and National Public Radio’s Marketplace. Previously, she was the Nutrition Expert for MSN Health and Fitness and produced weekly articles. She is a contributing author to Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: Values Based Planning and Evaluation.
Written by Keecha Harris