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30 06, 2020

A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

By |2020-06-30T09:49:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This is actually true. Humans naturally enjoy sugar. Right from the womb we [...]

27 02, 2014

Information Overload: The Proposed Nutrition Facts Label – Part I

By |2020-01-31T10:32:30-05:00February 27th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The ingredient and nutrition information on food product labels has evolved over the years. In 1990 the Nutrition Facts label was created. Food manufacturers had to comply with this new food labeling system that identified calories, serving sizes, vitamins and minerals, carbohydrate, protein, and some additional specifics in [...]

26 10, 2012

Added Sugars: Update from FNCE 2012

By |2012-10-26T08:00:05-04:00October 26th, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Added Sugars: Update from FNCE 2012

I was in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago where the Academy of Food and Nutrition held its annual conference and expo. There were thousands of RDs and nutrition professionals there, working in a variety of industry: Clinical nutrition, school nutrition, media (freelance writers, authors, television), community nutrition, [...]

14 06, 2012

Eat Real Food – Don’t Obsess over Ingredient Lists

By |2012-06-14T14:39:05-04:00June 14th, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Eat Real Food – Don’t Obsess over Ingredient Lists

Food preservatives are widely used in our food supply. Often the term "processed food" is viewed negatively, but in fact there's often good reason to process foods. Processing helps reduce harmful bacteria, allowing for a longer shelf life, the preservation of the natural characteristics of food, as well [...]

3 05, 2012

Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

By |2012-05-03T10:27:16-04:00May 3rd, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Take-Away Points from Sugar Session at EB2012

The Experimental Bio 2012 session, Fructose, Sucrose and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Relevant Scientific Findings and Health Implications, was fascinating and confirmed what I already knew: While we have a caloric consumption issue to work on as a nation, sucrose and HFCS are metabolically the same. Here are [...]