In 2009, Robyn O’Brien published her landmark book, The Unhealthy Truth, and had parents across America shaking in their boots.

Motivated by her own children’s severe allergic reactions to “normal food,” this mom of four set out on a mission to figure out why. Using her research skills honed as a food industry analyst, she uncovered some basic facts:

1. The U.S. food supply is manipulated, subsidized, and toxic to a degree that is not seen in most developed countries.

2. It has the fingerprints of Big Food, Big Money, and Big Government all over it.

3. We’re all sicker for it, especially our kids.

She became “one of those moms.” You know, the mom with the my-kids-can’t-eat-list. No corn. No soy. No dairy. No eggs. No yogurt. No processed. No nonorganic. And she desperately wished she could take back every uncharitable, “unsympathetic thought, misinformed reply, and every judgment” she had ever passed.

Fast forward five years. It’s 2014 and Robyn hasn’t been standing still. We have some burning questions to ask. Has there been progress? What are new things parents should know that they aren’t hearing in the mainstream press? How are her kids doing? How do we fall back in love with food?

Robyn O’Brien is a best-selling author, activist, public speaker, and strategist. Her work has appeared on CNN, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, in the Washington Postand countless media outlets, and she currently writes a column for Prevention. Robyn is the founder and Executive Director of the AllergyKids Foundation and doing strategic advisory work for companies making trend-setting changes in the food industry. She was named a “Women To Shape the World” by SHAPE magazine, one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter” by Forbesmagazine, and one of its 15 Top Visionaries by The Discovery Channel. Her TEDx talks have been widely received.

 

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