Here it is Thursday and there have been many noisy affairs in this week’s news. Paula Deen shared her battle with Type 2 Diabetes, the internet has been on fire with the PIPA and SOPA stories, and McDonald’s continued their Meet The Farmers Campaign through a promoted Twitter hashtag. I have been busy with classes and feel like I hit the ground running and barely let the dust settle before hitting the hay for the night.

Last week a friend shared these videos from 2008 released by the Animal Agriculture Alliance featuring actor Brad Johnson; himself a ranch kid who moved on to a career in acting. There videos are short minute each, so take a few moments to reflect on their message and how it still applies today.

How will you show appreciation for farmers and ranchers next time you sit down for a meal?

How are balance and moderation a part of your dietary choices?