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4 11, 2015

Feeding Children: Does Health Food Lead to Healthy Lifestyles?

By |2015-11-04T10:00:05-05:00November 4th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Feeding Children: Does Health Food Lead to Healthy Lifestyles?

Before "healthy", organic and specialty packaged food were available in the average supermarket, they were only available from "Health Food Stores" or via special order. Now more than ever before, everyone has access to a variety of choices, and many are demanding more and more "custom foods". Just [...]

13 10, 2015

We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

By |2015-10-13T11:06:33-04:00October 13th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

In the 1980s and 90s I counseled thousands of patients. I gained confidence and satisfaction in helping many of them reduce cholesterol levels, lose weight, and manage their diabetes. If they returned for their follow up visit, I knew they were ready to learn, and would be successful using [...]

4 09, 2014

To Snack or Not to Snack?

By |2014-09-04T07:00:53-04:00September 4th, 2014|Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Snack or Not to Snack?

I recently read a "Facebook conversation" about children and snacking. I was going to post a comment, but thought - This is not a cut and dry topic, and one comment won't do the topic justice. Hence, today's blog post! The topic was brought up because a local school [...]

3 06, 2014

The Obsession with Sugar

By |2014-06-03T09:00:40-04:00June 3rd, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

As a nutrition communication consultant I occasionally write about topics related to the food industry clients I may serve, but my thoughts and opinions are my own. This post is on behalf of the Calorie Control Council.   I recently read an article claiming that crystalline fructose was different than [...]

12 05, 2014

Fed Up with Pseudoscience

By |2014-05-12T07:15:09-04:00May 12th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fed Up with Pseudoscience

If you haven't heard, a new movie about the potential causes of childhood obesity opened this past weekend. In the likes of Supersize Me, King Korn, and Food Inc (which claims that for "the average American, the ideal meal is fast, cheap and tasty"), this movie sensationalized the [...]

28 09, 2012

You Can Lead a Horse to Water But…

By |2012-09-28T18:11:36-04:00September 28th, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on You Can Lead a Horse to Water But…

The new school lunch regulations have been reported this week as a "fix" for the poor eating habits of our children, but will it work? I'm a fan of the school lunch program, and feel it serves two purposes: 1) To provide a balanced meal (adequate in calories, [...]

12 07, 2012

Calories are Calories? Basically.

By |2012-07-12T09:47:34-04:00July 12th, 2012|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Calories are Calories? Basically.

I read with interest the New York Times article: "In Dieting, Magic Isn't a Substitute for Science" as it posed the question "Is a calorie just a calorie?" This question has surfaced several times in recent discussions and papers this year. Last year, I reviewed a simple weight [...]

3 04, 2012

Juicey Sugar

By |2012-04-03T18:51:36-04:00April 3rd, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Juicey Sugar

I recently had a conversation with another mom who told me that her pediatrician recommended choosing orange juice over apple juice "because apple juice has way more sugar" than other juices. I told her this wasn't quite true. While cranberry and grape juices are a bit higher in [...]