Did you know that a single document guides every federal nutrition program and policy created? This document, called the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, outlines recommendations that (ideally) help prevent disease and promote health in Americans age 2+.1Sounds good, right?Not so fast. … [Read more...]
Nutrition News and Research
What's happening in the world of nutrition—and how it impacts you.
This past Thursday, California state Senator Bill Monning introduced a bill—the first of its kind in the nation—that would place warning labels on soft drinks and other empty-calorie beverages in California.The aptly named Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act applies to all sodas and … [Read more...]
This is for all you adventurous food shoppers out there—you ambitious connoisseurs of the obscure with big ideas and perhaps less-than-stellar follow-through. (You know who you are.)I, for one, fall squarely into this category. Not only because I'm a food blogger, but because I'm more of an "ideas" … [Read more...]
I'd like to think Clinton's extolling the virtues of veggies...Photo credit: The White House from Washington, DC, (P071410PS-0349), via Wikimedia Commons Have you heard?Bill Clinton has adopted a plant-based diet: no meat, eggs, or dairy, and little added oil. Yes, this former fast food fan now eats … [Read more...]
From a 1917 U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture Leaflet (via 22 Words)Thanks to my sis-in-law Stephanie for calling my attention to these timeless words of wisdom! Apparently, the U.S. government wasn't nearly as politically correct in 1917 as it is today; you just wouldn't see such admirable, er, … [Read more...]
It's official: vegetables are the food rock stars of 2011. So announced George Ball (okay, in so many words) in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal Monday, where he discussed the role of vegetables in helping curb childhood obesity. Of course, as chairman of the W. Atlee Burpee Company and … [Read more...]