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Food Rules -- The first book for our wellness book club.

Posted Mar 16 2011 3:44pm
Last fall, I blogged about starting a wellness book club at work and I've finally selected our first book -- Food Rules by Michael Pollan. I read three books before I found one that met the criteria I established.
  1. Appeal to a broad number of people
  2. Thought provoking
  3. Easy read
  4. Available on Kindle
  5. Build on what people learned during our current weight loss program
  6. Provide information that we can apply at home with our families
  7. Receive at least 4 stars on Amazon
I'm hoping this will be the first of many books we will read and discuss. We have done a lot to support good nutrition and exercise as part of our wellness program, but we haven't incorporated mental health and spirituality to the extent we desire. I think a book club might be a way for us to accomplish this. If there is enough interest, I'll ask our wellness team to develop criteria for our next selection and choose the next book. Please leave any suggestions you have as a comment to this post. I received lots of great recommendations this go around. 

We'll meet on April 28th at 1:00 to discuss the book. I purchased ten copies of for our HR library, so staff can check them out if they wish. Food Rules can easily be read in one hour. Diana Levin, our intern from last summer, will facilitate our discussion. 
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