Bring Back High School Home Ec
Interview: Helen Zoe Veit, PhD, assistant professor of history
Expert in U.S. history, food, & nutrition
Michigan State University
And finally this week, an intriguing suggestion for improving the national diet and lowering the obesity rate: bring back home ec class!
Sound Medicineís Dr. David Crabb explored this idea with Helen Veit, PhD, an assistant professor of history at Michigan State University.
In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, Dr. Veit argued that the old-fashioned home economics class -- once a staple in the American high school curriculum --could go a long way toward helping to combat obesity.
Dr. Helen Zoe Veit is an assistant professor of history at Michigan State University specializing in U.S. history, food, and nutrition.