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14 04, 2020

Food, Status, and Survival

By |2020-04-29T13:23:18-04:00April 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on Food, Status, and Survival

We are experiencing a lot of disruption in the world right now. The food supply chain is mostly doing well, although recently there have been some disruptions and issues surrounding food waste.  It's been interesting to consider how this pandemic and time of crisis is influencing people's food [...]

4 02, 2019

Trends in Nutrition

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00February 4th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trends in Nutrition

January has come and gone, and I want to share what I have brewing on the blog calendar over the next several months. I'm really excited about this upcoming content. Gut Health Each year for the past few years, we've continued to see emerging science about gut health. [...]

26 10, 2018

Food Trends: Is the Future of Food Drinkable Nutrients?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00October 26th, 2018|Food Facts, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Product Review, Uncategorized, Wellness|2 Comments

I just returned from the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo where registered dietitians have a chance to get some of their continuing education requirements met and also learn about new foods and products coming into the market. It's a large conference, with about 11,000 in attendance [...]

20 02, 2017

Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice

By |2019-06-26T13:52:27-04:00February 20th, 2017|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice

Herbs and spices add flavor to foods, and are often a great way to reduce the salt you use in cooking. However, some spices may also provide additional benefits to your health. Many contain "phytochemicals" and have health benefits. Last year, General Mills sent me some samples of [...]

24 01, 2017

The Best Diet is the Healthiest One that You Can Swallow

By |2019-06-26T13:52:45-04:00January 24th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|1 Comment

I just arrived home from a conference about some of the hottest topics in nutrition right now: Food safety/allergy, dietary fat and heart health (omega-3 fatty acids, dairy fat), food intolerance (gluten, wheat, sugars, dairy protein), plant-based proteins, diet and irritable bowel disease, gut health and the microbiome, [...]

21 10, 2016

We Went, Saw, Tasted, Heard: Now We Decide

By |2019-06-26T13:53:37-04:00October 21st, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|2 Comments

This year, 10,400 registered dietitians, registered diet technicians and students (along with certified personal trainers, food scientists, and others), went to Boston to participate in the annual conference called FNCE® (food, nutrition conference and expo). I didn't get much sleep there, but had a blast. Opening session was [...]

5 11, 2014

New Foods with Health in Mind

By |2014-11-05T09:00:45-05:00November 5th, 2014|Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Foods with Health in Mind

You may often hear the advice "cut back on processed food" in the media. While this can be good advice, the definition of  "processed" is vague, and many healthy foods that you may include in your diet have gone through some processing. Unless you are picking the apple [...]

28 03, 2014

Set Yourself Free From Food Rules

By |2014-03-28T07:39:06-04:00March 28th, 2014|Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|1 Comment

A colleague recently pointed out how people are often more worried about what their food is "free" of (sugar-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, fat-free), as opposed to the important stuff that the food is providing (protein, antioxidant vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals). Not to mention the enjoyment good food [...]

9 01, 2013

2013 Trends in Food and Eating

By |2013-01-09T10:00:53-05:00January 9th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2013 Trends in Food and Eating

Each year, several strategic foodie groups predict the upcoming trends for the year. So you may want to be trendy and add "Eat More Vegetables" and "Cook More" to your resolutions. Cauliflower is in! Move over kale as chefs find new ways to enjoy this cruciferous veggie. Vegetable [...]