McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Here’s How Coke is Buying the Silence of Health Organizations. For Pocket Change

Here’s How Coke is Buying the Silence of Health Organizations. For Pocket Change

There’s this macabre joke about a guy who kills his parents and then at the sentencing asks the judge for mercy because he’s an orphan. The junk food industry is using a similar ploy – slowly but surely ruining the … Continue reading

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5 Ways the Nutrition Field Hinders Its Own Progress

5 Ways the Nutrition Field Hinders Its Own Progress

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS, RD. It originally appeared on his blog Small Bites I often write about the external factors that pose a threat to the nutrition field, including (but not limited to) Big … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Multivitamin

Rethinking the Multivitamin

  For years, many people opted to take a daily multivitamin as an insurance policy. Physicians and dietitians alike said that if it won’t help, at least it won’t hurt. But two new studies show that this may not be … Continue reading

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Rising Obesity Rates and Nutrition Labels

Rising Obesity Rates and Nutrition Labels

Some disheartening information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC): Obesity, despiteĀ  growing awareness to nutrition and healthy living, is still on the rise. Various agencies pin the numbers between 27%-33% of the population, depending on how the measurement was … Continue reading

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ADA Response to Accusations on Partnership with Hershey

ADA Response to Accusations on Partnership with Hershey

A couple of weeks ago we lamented the signing of a sponsorship deal between the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and chocolate mega-corp Hershey. We exchanged emails with the ADA in order to voice our concern and to learn more about … Continue reading

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What’s New at the American Dietetic Association?

What’s New at the American Dietetic Association?

The American Dietetic Association is the country’s largest organization of nutrition professionals. At a time when its voice and plans need to be heard loud and clear, we wanted to get up to date on the ADA’s activities. We interviewed … Continue reading

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Should Food Companies Sponsor Health Organizations?

Should Food Companies Sponsor Health Organizations?

Earlier this week, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) published an open letter to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) asking the government organization to stop its affiliation with The Coca Cola Company. From CSPI’s … Continue reading

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Could the Biggest Losers be Buyers of Jillian Michaels’ Diet Pills?

Could the Biggest Losers be Buyers of Jillian Michaels’ Diet Pills?

If there’s one key takeaway from the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser”, is that losing weight takes a lot of hard work. People need to readjust their entire life, both mentally, physically, and for some spiritually as well. A … Continue reading

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Dietitians Recommend – Get Vitamins from Food, Not Supplements

Dietitians Recommend – Get Vitamins from Food, Not Supplements

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends we get the vitamins and minerals our bodies need directly from the source – food. This, in a position paper published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The … Continue reading

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