Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Whole Grains = Whole Lot of Confusion

Quick. What’s a whole grain? What’s a whole grain food? How do you tell if a product in the supermarket is a a good source of whole grains. If you don’t have a good answer, you’re not alone. There is … Continue reading

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Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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Focus in on Fibers for the Health of Them

Focus in on Fibers for the Health of Them

This is a guest blog post by Hope Warshaw, RD Do you eat enough fibers (yes fibers) each and every day? If you’re not eating those five (or more) servings of fruits and vegetables, making at least half your servings … Continue reading

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The Diet is Dead. Long Live the Diet

The Diet is Dead. Long Live the Diet

If you’ve ever been on a weight loss diet, you know how difficult it is to stay the course, achieve your target weight, and then maintain it for months and years. The majority of dieters fail to maintain their low … Continue reading

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More Nutrition Label Improvements

More Nutrition Label Improvements

Yesterday we wrote about the FDA’s plan to refresh nutrition labels and made several of our own suggestions. In parallel, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog organization, published its own set of recommendations. They’ve … Continue reading

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World Energy Crisis Over: New Wheaties Fuel Runs On Sugar

World Energy Crisis Over: New Wheaties Fuel Runs On Sugar

After months of hype and buildup, General Mills finally launched its new Wheaties product last week. After 85 years of a single formulation and recently staggering sales, the General Mills marketing team decided it’s time to invigorate the Wheaties Brand. … Continue reading

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Why Potato Chips Aren’t Always The Worst Option

Why Potato Chips Aren’t Always The Worst Option

Note: The following is a guest post by Andy Bellatti, MS. He is the creator of the Small Bites blog, where this post originally appeared.  Andy is on the Registered Dietitian track at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food … Continue reading

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How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

How Healthy is ConAgra’s Healthy Choice?

Very healthy! Or at least that’s what new research, sponsored by ConAgra, has shown. Here’s the press release: ConAgra Foods announced today new research that shows people who ate Healthy Choice(R) really did get healthier. Participants in the 24-week study, … Continue reading

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5 Foolproof Tips for Deciphering Food Labels

5 Foolproof Tips for Deciphering Food Labels

From Connecticut’s WTNH.com, an interview with Dr. David Katz, a leading nutrition expert, provide 5 great tips. Read the interview summary here, or watch the video What to do at the supermarket: 1. Never Trust the Front of the Package. … Continue reading

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Which is better – food or nutrients?

Which is better – food or nutrients?

This is the title of nutrition expert Marion Nestle’s article today in the San Francisco Chronicle: Foods contain nutrients. If you eat foods, you get nutrients. Somehow, humanity, in all its amazing variation, has survived to the present and is … Continue reading

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