Tom’s special gift is to make science and nutrition fun and interesting, the story told with cartoon characters (all drawn by Tom’s wife, Chareva) and plenty of funny moments—genuinely laugh-out-loud funny moments. Because Tom spent many years as a stand-up comedian, he knows how to weave an entertaining story while informing kids (and adults).
All of Tom’s creations recount his own struggle with weight and health, at first not understanding why he was overweight and unhealthy despite following dietary guidelines. Once he came to understand why the proliferation of carbs—grains, sugars, soft drinks, processed foods—in the diet was the culprit, he finally lost the weight and reversed all his health struggles. And that ignited his mission to help educate everyone, adults and children, on the mistakes made by official dietary guidelines. And he does it with humor, cartoon characters, and a genuine understanding of the issues.
Tom also practices what he preaches. Having moved his family from Los Angeles to a farm in Tennessee, Tom tells me about the wonderful life his own children enjoy among the goats and chickens, garden, and trees, a return to a life the way we are all supposed to be living.
If you want/need a way to educate the kids, if you are a parent, grandparent, or schoolteacher with a desire to get the kids to understand that current dietary trends are disastrous and that better answers are available, I can’t think of a better way to inform, educate, and laugh than with the educational tools that Tom and his wife have created.