Sun writer wins award for food article

October 06, 1993

DALLAS, Texas -- Karol V. Menzie, a food and home writer for The Sun, has won second place in the food news reporting category of the 1993 Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association Awards Competition.

The award, for stories from newspapers with circulations of more than 200,000, was for an Oct. 14, 1992, article on balancing nutrition news with basic nutrition practices to make sensible, not hysterical or cynical, dietary choices.

The story warned that "scare" headlines often don't reflect the whole story about a specific food, and noted that, despite some superficial disagreements, nutrition professionals agree on the basic advice that Americans should eat less fat and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, should eat and drink in moderation, and should exercise more.

The award was one of more than three dozen presented here at the annual NFEWA conference. This year's contest drew 348 entries. The food editors' and writers' group is a professional organization founded in 1974. Members include journalists from newspapers, magazines, wire services and broadcast companies, as well as free-lance food writers, editors and cookbook authors.

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