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Wearing blue scrubs and a 1,000-watt smile, Nikesha McPherson arrives for her annual visit to the home of an octogenarian couple in Plainfield, New Jersey. This time she’s going to pitch Margarita and Alfonso Varon on the benefits of brown rice. The nurse practitioner barely gets a sentence into her spiel before Margarita, 83, interrupts her with a long roll of laughter that bounces off the beige walls covered in family photos. “Oh! Speak to the devil,” Margarita says. “In Puerto Rico, we eat white rice.”

McPherson divides her attention between the couple and an iPad on the table, entering notes as they answer questions about their diets, medications and exercise habits. She tries again to explain that eating brown rice helps lower the risk of diabetes. Margarita rolls her eyes and then recites her recipe for oven-baked plantains, with the following conclusion: “What I like, I eat. I don’t know how long I’m going to live.” …

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Wearing blue scrubs and a 1,000-watt smile, Nikesha McPherson arrives for her annual visit to the home of an octogenarian couple in Plainfield, New Jersey. This time she’s going to pitch Margarita and Alfonso Varon on the benefits of brown rice.