Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

This is a guest blog post by Janelle Peralez Gunn, MPH, RD It’s the middle of the work week AND our school schedule is in full swing. Work meetings. Project deadlines. Gymnastics practice. Homework. Dinner? Amidst the craziness of pushing … Continue reading

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Obesity Rates May Be Leveling, but Our Waistlines Continue to Expand

Obesity Rates May Be Leveling, but Our Waistlines Continue to Expand

Remember the good news about obesity levels leveling off from a few weeks ago? Apparently our tummies haven’t heard the news. The average American waist circumference has continued to grow in the past decades, according to recent data from the … Continue reading

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Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

Could You Halve Your Added Sugar Intake?

The UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently released a report about carbohydrates. You can download it here. The main recommendation – halving the recommended daily intake of added sugars from 10% of their daily intake down to just … Continue reading

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Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise in America. Key findings from a recently published report: 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That almost one out of ten Americans! … Continue reading

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The Top 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables by Nutrient Density. Kale is only #15

The Top 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables by Nutrient Density. Kale is only #15

A study recently published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal aimed to classify the fruits and vegetables that are super foods. The term coined for these foods was Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables (PFV). The scientist behind … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

One of the biggest problems we consumers have with nutrition, is the seemingly ever changing and conflicting advice dispensed to us from experts. Fat was once evil, now it’s not. Eggs were the devil, now they are not. Will salt … Continue reading

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Fast Food Accounts for 11% of America’s Calorie Intake

Fast Food Accounts for 11% of America’s Calorie Intake

The CDC, our government’s statistics lab, has published a report on fast food calories in America. The study covers the years 2007-2010. Here are some numbers that explain why McDonald’s stock has ballooned alongside our waistlines: During 2007–2010, adults consumed, … Continue reading

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Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

Which Simplified Nutrition Label Works Best for Consumers?

The CDC last week published the findings of an online consumer survey recently conducted to learn what Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling system is most understandable. 480 people had to select one of five choices as most elucidating: no … Continue reading

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The System is Broken: How DC is Mishandling Obesity

The System is Broken: How DC is Mishandling Obesity

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) projects a thirty percent increase in obesity rates by 2030 to 41% of the US population. The toll on our economy – a whopping half a trillion dollars over the next 2 … Continue reading

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