Press / Awards

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National Press


The Dr. Oz Show

March 2013: “Food-Safety Alert!


Good Morning America

March 2013: “Kraft Mac and Cheese: Bloggers Want Food Dye Removed



March 2013: “Food Bloggers Take on Kraft Mac and Cheese

Yahoo Homepage

August 2011: “How one family broke its junk food addiction

New York Times

May 2012: “What We’re Reading

Food Network Blog

July 2012: “Blogger Spotlight: Lisa Leake from 100 Days of Real Food

Rachael Ray’s Website

May 2011: “100 Days of Real Food – could your family do it?

“100 Days of Real Food” weekly syndicated newspaper column that’s picked up by dozens of papers across the country

2011 – 2012

Prevention Magazine

September 2011: “Mothers Against Junk Dining

Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine

May 2011: “Now I Get It!

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Website

July 2012: “How Real Food Changed One Family

Eating Well Magazine

Jan/Feb 2011: “100 Days” (bottom right-hand side of page)

Take Part / Food, Inc. Blog

July 2010: “100 Days of Eating ‘Real Food': One Family’s Story

December 2010: “Our Top 10 Food Stories of 2010

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Blog Awards

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

June 2011: “Blog of the Month

SHAPE Magazine Best Blogger Award

2011: SHAPE – 20 Healthy Eating Blogs That Make Us Go Mmmmm…

Healthy Recipe Award from

2012: Healthy Recipe Award

Babble Blog Award

2011: Babble Readers’ Choice Mom Food Blogger Award

Fitness Magazine Blog Nominee

2012: Fitness Magazine Healthy Eating Blog Award

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Regional / Local Press

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Ballantyne Magazine

Winter 2012: Cover Story100 Days of Real Food

The Charlotte Observer Newspaper July 2010: “100 days of eating right“October 2010: “Did the ‘100 Days’ family make it?”July 2011: “Parents turn to real food”
Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 11.20.36 AM Edible Charlotte Magazine Fall 2012: “Could You Cut Out All Processed Foods For 100 Days?”

The “Charlotte Today” Show on NBC/WCNC September 2010: “100 day whole food pledge“October 2010: Cooking Segment: Homemade Granola January 2013: “How to get started cutting out all processed food” August 2013: “Back to school lunches” October 2013: “Hand out unique Halloween treats
Screen Shot 2013-10-21 at 11.11.04 AM The “Buckley Report” on Fox 8 in High Point, NC February 2013: “100 Days of Real Food

Raleigh’s News & Observer Paper July 2010: “100 days of eating right

WHYY-FM 90.9 – Philadelphia’s NPR Station October 2011: “Trick or Treat?

Clemson University’s World Magazine Winter 2011: “CW Classmates – 1999

The Chapel Hill News

July 2011: “Real food revelation

WFAE (Charlotte’s NPR Station) March 2011: “100 Days of Real Food with Lisa Leake

Macaroni Kid South Charlotte December 2010: “100 Days of Real Food“February 2011: “School Lunches

Charlotte Smarty Pants Blog July 2010: “Could you go 10 days without processed food?” part 1, part 2, part 3

The Charlotte Observer’s Moms Website
Ongoing Guest Blogger: 100 Days of Real Food Blog

Little Ones Magazine
August 2010: “100 Days”

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  1. madison |


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    Hi Lisa,

    I nominated your blog for an Inspiring Blogger Award because you keep me going even when McDonald’s beckons. Pop over and check it out…or not, it’s entirely up to you. (Didn’t want to add a link and end up in your spam folder.)

  3. Little Anna |

    Thank you for your work regarding food dyes – I am trying to come to some conclusion in term of ordering a cake for my grandson’s birthday which my daughter wants to represent as a soccer field with Green dye. She is suggesting using a particular bakery in their home town that says it uses FDA approved dyes, which as we know doesn’t necessarily mean something good. I see that you listed the FDA approved dyes and I looked at another site that says research shows no toxicity in the animals they experimented with…as a vegetarian, I find that part of the process unhealthy and unnecessary, as well…but given that, what is your opinion about using some of this green dye for the frosting? – The bakery says that it uses only a small amount of the FDA approved. I hate to support this in any way, but am trying to obtain some balance between what my daughter and family want and what my husband and I believe to be right. Thank you for your help.

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