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7 08, 2020

Eggs, Cholesterol and Fat: Dietary Patterns and Lifecycle Nutrition

By |2020-08-07T15:29:21-04:00August 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Eggs, Cholesterol and Fat: Dietary Patterns and Lifecycle Nutrition

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are updated. The process involves a first step where a committee of experts reviews the current guidelines, and the latest research about diet, nutrition and health, and then makes recommendations. This time around they really took a look at [...]

12 03, 2019

Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

By |2019-09-01T11:58:39-04:00March 12th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

Bush Beans sponsored a continuing education session about consumer meal and snack data, but did not pay for this post. My thoughts and opinions here are my own. It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently [...]

15 01, 2016

Resolving to Choose a Healthier Diet

By |2016-01-15T18:12:18-05:00January 15th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Resolving to Choose a Healthier Diet

Bean Salad Ingredients It's been a big year in food and nutrition news, and it's only mid-January. On December 29 (technically last year) PBS aired Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food documentary. Then on January 7th, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released. And a few [...]

27 02, 2015

Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

By |2015-02-27T17:48:54-05:00February 27th, 2015|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sodium and Saturated Fat: The Proposed Dietary Guidelines

 Fat, sodium and sugar will be hot topics this year. They are reviewed in "Chapter 6" of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines proposal (Cross Cutting Topics of Public Health Importance), and there is quite a bit of disagreement among doctors, dietitians, and self-proclaimed nutrition experts. Luckily, the Dietary Guidelines [...]

19 02, 2015

Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

By |2015-02-19T19:00:32-05:00February 19th, 2015|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

Sometimes when I'm out, or at the gym, I secretly enjoy overhearing conversations about what people are eating (or not eating). Anyone who knows me knows that I love food, enjoy eating, and indulge in rich or fried food or desserts from time to time, while also preparing [...]

19 09, 2014

Overthinking Food

By |2014-09-19T17:30:29-04:00September 19th, 2014|Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overthinking Food

Eating continues to get really complicated. Or at least some people make it that way. I recently listened in on a video interview of three doctors discussing which diet is best - Paleo, Gluten-Free, or Vegan. After listening to them for about 10 minutes, I thought - no [...]

4 10, 2013

Exercise and Diet Can Fight Disease: Is Your Dietitian Visit Going to be Covered?

By |2013-10-04T09:57:59-04:00October 4th, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Exercise and Diet Can Fight Disease: Is Your Dietitian Visit Going to be Covered?

An article was just published this week stating that exercise "is as good as medicine" for treating heart disease. Hmmn, that's funny, I've known about this for almost 30 years...and I know older colleagues who've known it longer than that. Obesity rates continue to soar, even though we've [...]