Labels, recommendations, myths and hearsay. Trying to stay healthy can be confusing! This book will help you navigate the maze of information and misinformation about healthy eating through a combination of common sense and culture-validating approaches to food and life. Natalia Medina Coggins was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Southwest in August 1993. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She has one daughter, Jessica, who lives in the Chicago area. Kip Coggins was born and raised in northern Michigan and moved to the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area in the mid 1980s. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a dual doctoral degree in social work and cultural anthropology. He currently teaches social work at the university level in New Mexico.