When Taylor Vail’s father was diagnosed with diabetes more than a decade ago, the news shocked the family. “We all thought we were healthy,” Vail said. “But we realized that the things we thought were healthy were not.”
Her dad, who is healthy today, changed his diet, and he and his family became adept at detecting the sugars hidden in food and reading nutritional labels looking for sodium, carbohydrates and chemical sweeteners.
As her family learned to make healthier choices, Vail’s curiosity about nutritional health was sparked. Read the full story.