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How Food Media Talk About Health and Wellness Matters

Why does it often feel so fraught and judgy?

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Alicia Kennedy

Alicia Kennedy

I’m a food writer from Long Island based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter on food issues: aliciakennedy.substack.com

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