The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

The Land of the FREE and the Home of the Obese

This is a guest blog post by Lindsay Hill. A recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that adults that are put on statins to lower their cholesterol levels tend to eat more calories and fat than adults who … Continue reading

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How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

How I’m Fooducating My Kids to Make Healthy Choices

This is a guest post by Stacy Whitman. “Mom, can we get Cheetos?” “Mom, can we get Frosted Flakes?” “MOM?!?” I’d taken my then-6-year-old son’s to the grocery store to gather ingredients for a recipe to cook together. Concerned about … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

This is a guest post from John Coupland, Ph.D. It originally appeared here. Academic food scientists (like me) are sometimes accused of being entirely in the pocket of the food industry and thus our opinions and expertise are easily dismissed. … Continue reading

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Buying Groceries: The Problem with Catchy “Health” Words

Buying Groceries: The Problem with Catchy “Health” Words

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. Lately, several of my clients have been asking me about “energy” bars. They often bring me bars that are organic, dairy-free, wheat-free, raw, natural — all those trendy … Continue reading

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Nutrition Advice in Exactly 3 Words – #foodtriplets

Nutrition Advice in Exactly 3 Words – #foodtriplets

Election season is near, and short catchy slogans will surely be adorning TV screens, bumper stickers, and Twitter. We’re voting for healthy food, and to that end, are trying to come up with as many slogans as we can. Foodie … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees – Not that Smart

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees – Not that Smart

When Weight Watchers announced its new Points Plus program late last year, the nutrition community cheered on as fruits and vegetables were promoted to 0 points in order to encourage their consumption. But encouraging the consumption of real food is … Continue reading

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The Health Myth of Functional Foods

The Health Myth of Functional Foods

Great writeup in yesterday’ New York Times – Food with Benefits, or So They Say – about all those processed products in the supermarket posing as healthy: In aisle after aisle, wonders beckon. Foods and drinks to help your heart, … 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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