An Apple a Day is Not Enough – A Poem by Taylor Mali



“An Apple a Day Is Not Enough” is a powerful poem written and performed by Taylor Mali (a well-known spoken word artist and teacher) about the importance of health education. It’s done in the style of kinetic typography. We must get the word out about the importance of health education and its ability to get this country’s health back on track—but we can’t do it alone. Please share this video: Forward it, blog about it, like it on Facebook and send it to your Twitter followers. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on the issue in the comments below.

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25 thoughts on “An Apple a Day is Not Enough – A Poem by Taylor Mali

  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    ´´Shouldn't the children of the country that's the wealthiest´´ hahaha The US isnt the wealthiest it owes other countrys trillions and can never repay them

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    there are many other factors you know. like the food industry, pricing of foods, not getting paid enough. some people do want to eat healthy they just cant afford it.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    While I agree with the overall message, I find some lines to be narrow minded, especially from an, otherwise, open minded, artistic, person!

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    Holy crap! Did I just see/hear someone talking about being healthy by taking personal responsibility rather than having the government take away personal freedom? I like it.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    This is dumb because a large portion of our country is poverty stricken immigrants, and those of different creeds than the original Caucasian men that lived here, here being the youth of America this poem reefers to. Mexico being the fattest country has over 50,000,000 of their people (citizens being of mexican decent) in America. Its not Americans so to say the country thats the healthiest should also be the wealthiest is misleading. I feel this piece was well put together but lacked facts and was no that moving.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    While the intent of this piece is excellent, the execution is lacking and that is due to lack of education. Educators in general (I am one) have a terrible habit of running with things that "seem" like they should be right instead of waiting for evidence. What is happening with our current anti-obesity campaigns, BMI testing, and nutrition education is that eating disorders are now being triggered in children as young as five. Eating disorders are more deadly than obesity and they certainly kill our children faster. I implore you to look at this study, "Trading Health for a Healthy Weight: The Unintended Consequences of Healthy Weight Initiatives." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23421694

    The use of the term "FATTER" demonstrates no understanding of the role fat-shaming plays in contributing to rising weights and rates of eating disorders and is truly reprehensible coming from an educator. If you truly care about children, you will pull this piece and go back to the drawing board. I am not opposed to health education, I am opposed to misguided, counterproductive and damaging health education. 

    This piece, "Ten Things Parents Wish Educators Knew About Eating Disorders" would be a good place to start in understanding why this is not okay. http://ucsdeatingdisorders.tumblr.com/post/91380703718/ten-things-parents-wish-educators-knew-about-eating.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    I love the flow and message of Taylor Mali's poems. This one feels a little Seuss-y with the rhymes, but that just helps it stick.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    As a new mom, I gotta say, I really needed this. I'll keep watching it over and over again to make sure I raise a healthy boy 🙂

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    If eating sugar and watching TV are all that make your life satisfying, then you need to reevaluate your life.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    I agree we need to feed our children heathier if we haven't all along…choices are getting limited, though, with Monsanto and big food companies poisoning our food supply.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    Have you tried Fat Blast Blueprint? (check it out on google) It is a quick and easy way to shed pounds fast.

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  • August 25, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    WTF! So, we are going to use all our time to get healthy, why? To live longer? But what if we live longer, but it is a shitty life we have, because we cant eat suger or any good food or not watvh tv.

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