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29 12, 2020

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

By |2020-12-29T18:48:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

The first set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans was published in 1980. Every five years they are reviewed and updated. The 2020-2025 version have now been released. Every five years these guidelines are reviewed by an expert committee, then approved by the USDA  and the HHS (Health and [...]

2 01, 2020

DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

By |2020-01-02T12:47:00-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

The news is in. For a decade, the DASH Diet has been ranked as one of the top 3 diets by an expert panel at US News and World Report (#1 for eight years, and #2 the last two).  It tied with a Flexitarian Diet (4/.1/5), and was [...]

29 05, 2019

Can a Healthy, Budget-friendly Diet Include Processed Food?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 29th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|2 Comments

You may have read several news pieces about the recent study comparing two small groups of people who were offered the same amount of calories of either "ultra-processed food" or "whole foods", but only the ultra-processed food group gained weight. The authors then conclude: "Limiting consumption of ultra-processed [...]

13 05, 2016

Will Adding More to the Food Label Quell Confusion?

By |2019-06-26T13:54:28-04:00May 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

I tend to have a standing grocery list. I buy foods my family enjoys, which includes what may be deemed "healthy" and also snacks that could be called "treats", "junk", or "occasional foods". I buy "big" brands, store labels, fresh, organic, frozen and canned. It helps to have [...]

23 06, 2015

Dear TV Doctors: Please Stop Making Up Diets

By |2015-06-23T16:50:41-04:00June 23rd, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Dear TV Doctors: Please Stop Making Up Diets

image courtesy of vectorolie & freedigitalphotos.net There is a wide body of dietary research that gets reviewed when coming up with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. The guidelines are based on actual scientific research, and the committee charged with the development of updated [...]