Opinion: Basic home ec could help fight obesity

09/2/2003 | NYTimes.com

A nutrition expert writes that despite its banishment by the feminist movement, high school home economics serves a purpose in teaching adolescents about food and health. While the class became marginal in most areas, Jennifer Grossman writes the void was filled by fast-food chains and Martha Stewart, and that an updated version of the class would greatly help fight obesity.

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