Blog entry | Feb 27 2015
A recent study published in Nature raising concerns about the impact of emulsifiers on obesity and metabolic disorders lacks real world application and needs to be viewed in the proper context. In...
Blog entry | Feb 27 2015
To celebrate American Heart Month, our #FatsFriday February blog series has focused on the heart-boosting benefits of dietary fats—they’re not the villain once thought to be. All month we’ve written...
Blog entry | Feb 25 2015
Earlier this year, we heard the European Food Safety Authority confirming the safety of bisphenol A (BPA).  Just when I thought we were off to a good start, we’re now hearing about a recent study...
Blog entry | Feb 20 2015
If you’ve gasped or swooned in the last month, chances are it had had something to do with season 19 of ABC’s The Bachelor. This season has been delivering the usual dose of romance, drama, and...
Blog entry | Feb 20 2015
Who doesn’t love a backyard barbecue? This time of year, though,, Americans are more concerned with whiteouts than cookouts. Let’s forget about Old Man Winter for a minute—we’ve spent way too much...
Blog entry | Feb 19 2015
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has released their report. But what does this mean? Are these the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans? For answers to these important questions...
Blog entry | Feb 18 2015
Oscar buzz has us talking in the office. When we heard the nominees for “Best Picture” our nutritional hearing may have defaulted. It looks like we misheard some of the potential winning titles. Did...
Blog entry | Feb 13 2015
Valentine’s Day is coming and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time to show some love. An old proverb says the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The registered dietitian in me...
Blog entry | Feb 12 2015
The big screen is heating up with 50 Shades of Grey this week. I may be a bit unconventional, but it’s got me pondering the shades of gray I encounter every day. As a student of science, I find...
Blog entry | Feb 12 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that it has approved two varieties of apples that will produce much lower levels of an enzyme...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2015
It's hard to see headlines about vaccinations and not think about another promising technology for humans: biotechnology. But the analogies only go so far. First there was news about cases of mumps...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2015
In the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about antibiotics. I’ve talked to experts about their use, misuse, and strategies to address antibiotic resistance.  Here’s what I learned and what...
Blog entry | Feb 10 2015
Recently the Washington Post published an article by Jim Plunkett: “You’re thinking about fitness all wrong.” It’s an engaging title, and it got me thinking. I count myself among those who know I...
Blog entry | Feb 05 2015
Welcome to Fats Friday! In honor of February being American Heart Month, we’ll be spending each Friday sharing fun facts about fats in different foods like dairy, meat and seafood, oils, and nuts....
Blog entry | Feb 05 2015
“To turn caring into action, we need to see a problem, find a solution, and deliver impact.”- Bill Gates Bill Gates is a billionaire with a heart as big as his brain. He’s a computer geek turned...

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