A new breed of eaters is emerging that is as concerned about ecology as they are with taste: invasivores. These people eat a diet of invasive species, which are different depending on the area. Species including lionfish and Canada geese can be on the menu. Jackson Landers, a Virginia resident who calls himself as "the Locavore Hunter," teaches people how to hunt for and butcher deer. He has chronicled his invasive-species diet in an upcoming book, "Eating Aliens."
Home economics has undergone a transformation in U.S. schools, making it a popular class for boys as well as girls. Educators said curriculum focuses on preparing healthy food on a budget or in a hurry and on the nutritional value of food and ingredients.
A Consumer Reports survey found that nine out of 10 Americans said their diets are at least somewhat healthy and 34% deemed them "very" or "extremely" healthy. Data showed that 58% said they got recommended daily levels of fruits and vegetables. However, 36% of the survey takers were overweight based on BMI, and 21% were obese.