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Monthly Archives: May 2012

29 05, 2012

Not Monopoly, but the Game of Life

By |2012-05-29T08:16:42-04:00May 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|3 Comments

I had to the opportunity to meet with some of my state district's legislators recently to share some insights about the future of my profession. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently passed a bill that excluded registered dietitians and psychologists from providing intensive nutrition therapy [...]

14 05, 2012

Eliminating Food Deserts – Providing the Cart without the Horse?

By |2012-05-14T14:09:02-04:00May 14th, 2012|Uncategorized, Weight Management|0 Comments

Recent studies published in the journals of Social Science and Medicine and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that building more supermarkets in "food desert" areas (poor urban communities) is an ineffective response to the epidemic of childhood obesity.  While I agree that access to food is [...]

9 05, 2012

I’m No Cavewoman: Yes, I’ll try your new pasta salad recipe thanks.

By |2012-05-09T17:24:36-04:00May 9th, 2012|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

Nutrition is still a fairly young science, continually evolving. The question: "What is the healthiest diet?" can't truly be answered, but people do want to know: "What am I supposed to eat?" The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer basic guidelines for the population. I have adopted these [...]

3 05, 2012

Summary: Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications

By |2012-05-03T10:21:52-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, provided me with some important takeaways which I have listed here. Each of the five speakers had a chance to present their take on the biochemistry and potential health implications [...]