Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Tuna

Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Tuna

Earlier this summer we wrote about the FDA’s surprising recommendations for pregnant women, encouraging them to eat more fish, including 2-3 servings of tuna per week. Now, the highly esteemed Consumers Reports is advising pregnant women to avoid tuna altogether. … Continue reading

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Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

Fish Consumption: FDA Issues Surprising Draft Guidance for Women & Kids

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have  issued a draft of updated recommendations on the consumption of fish for childbearing women and children. In 2004, the FDA’s recommendation was to limit the consumption of large … Continue reading

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The FDA’s Mercury Problem

The FDA’s Mercury Problem

In an interview last week, FDA secretary Margaret Hamburg stated that the FDA will soon update its recommendations for pregnant women with respect to fish consumption and mercury levels. What’s this all about? Large predator fish such as tuna and … Continue reading

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A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

A Sheepish Ingredient in Milk

If you drink store bought dairy milk, it isn’t just made of milk – it’s usually got vitamin A and vitamin D added.  Even organic milk: Organic Skim Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate and Vitamin D3. As you can see, the … Continue reading

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Tuna, Mercury and Kids. What to Do?

Tuna, Mercury and Kids. What to Do?

Many kids have a hard time with fish. They don’t like the taste, the smell, or the texture. But there is one exception – canned tuna. Most children enjoy tuna sandwiches and salads. But there is a problem. What you … Continue reading

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This Tuna Melt Is So Light & Tasty It Will Make You Cry

This Tuna Melt Is So Light & Tasty It Will Make You Cry

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Tuna melts use to be a staple in my college dorm. One cup mayonnaise, a little tuna, and say the word “green” and you had lunch! As you age, you … Continue reading

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How Does Tuna Fish turn into Canned Tuna?

How Does Tuna Fish turn into Canned Tuna?

When you think Tuna, what’s the first food that comes to your mind? If you said tuna-fish sandwich, you’re not alone. Canned tuna is a staple in many a lunch sandwiches, salads, and other recipes. In fact, over 50 of … Continue reading

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Praise for Sardines

Praise for Sardines

There’s a consensus among the nutrition community that people should be eating less meat and more fish. For most people, this means salmon or canned tuna. These are indeed very popular and nutritious choices. However there are several problems with … Continue reading

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Could the Healthiest Food Also be the Deadliest?

Could the Healthiest Food Also be the Deadliest?

The consumer watchdog group CSPI published [PDF] a provocative list of 10 healthy foods that have been involved in large scale contamination in the past few years: LEAFY GREENS: 363 outbreaks involving 13,568 reported cases of illness EGGS: 352 outbreaks … Continue reading

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Twelve Things to Know about Vitamin D

Twelve Things to Know about Vitamin D

As if we don’t have enough to worry about with respect to nutrition, a set of new studies has shown that children are receiving way below their required amount of vitamin D. What is vitamin D? Why is it important? … Continue reading

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