What to Do When Zipcodes Predict Obesity Levels

What to Do When Zipcodes Predict Obesity Levels

Zipcodes are a good indicator of a person’s obesity level, claims Dr. Adam Drewnowski, the director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. In a fascinating interview for Australian media … Continue reading

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Should We be Happy? It’s Not Our Personal Fault We’re Fat

Should We be Happy? It’s Not Our Personal Fault We’re Fat

You know an article is important when you get links to it in multiple emails, tweets and facebook updates. We got numerous links to Saturday’s Fixing a World That Fosters Fat, in the business section of the New York Times. … Continue reading

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Affordable Nutrition Index Introduced at Dietitians’ Conference

Affordable Nutrition Index Introduced at Dietitians’ Conference

We’re attending the Food and Nutrition Conference of the American Dietetic Association in Denver this week. Many researchers and companies use the event to showcase their ingenuity. Aside from a large expo hall with tastings of (mostly) new snacks and … Continue reading

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Yes We Can! Eat Healthily & Cheaply

Yes We Can! Eat Healthily & Cheaply

Over the weekend, USA Today published a great piece about the cost of healthy eating. The bottom line is that for most people eating healthfully means paying more, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The article comes at … Continue reading

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Are You Putting On a Few More “Recession Pounds”?

Are You Putting On a Few More “Recession Pounds”?

Image via Wikipedia A thoughtful piece circulated by Reuters today discusses the nutritionally saddening effect of the economic recession. People are cutting back on expensive foods. Makes sense. Unfortunately the expensive foods are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy … Continue reading

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Pop-Tart or Pear?  Choose Nutrient Dense Foods

Pop-Tart or Pear? Choose Nutrient Dense Foods

The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition, an organization that wants to help people make healthier food choices was featured in a recent Washington Post article: Given a choice between a Pop-Tart and a pear, we all know which is the more … Continue reading

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