Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Do you know how many calories are in that glass of 2008 Pinot Noir you’ve paired with your appetizer? Or how many carbs are in a Bud-Light? Most people are clueless when it comes to calories in alcoholic beverages, simply … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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The Truth About Coconut Water

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to … Continue reading

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More Fast Food = Lower Academic Test Scores

More Fast Food = Lower Academic Test Scores

A study published earlier this month in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, tracked the academic performance of 8500 schoolchildren over several years. Bottom line: kids who ate fast food more often in fifth grade, exhibited test scores 20% lower than their … Continue reading

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Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

A little Nutrition 101 today. We all know that food can be divided into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The micros are vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C. Our body needs tiny amounts of micro-nutrients (usually measured in … Continue reading

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The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

10 Important Back to School Nutrition Tips

Summer is ending, at least from a school-vacation perspective. A new school-year is a perfect time to create new habits. Whether it’s added house chores, more time spent on homework, or improved nutrition, the start of a school year is … Continue reading

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Dads Should Be Nutrition Role Models Too

Dads Should Be Nutrition Role Models Too

Happy Father’s Day to All! While most of the focus today is on what gifts kids give their dads, we’d like to make a request. But first, a bit of background. It’s no secret that women are much more “into” … Continue reading

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Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett on Nutrition Recommendations – Have the Best Data Possible

Walter Willett is a physician and nutrition researcher at Harvard University’s School of Medicine. This article is a part of the Harvard Experience series, which features Harvard faculty talking informally about the reasons they became teachers and scholars, and the … Continue reading

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