Diet & Health

Blog entry | May 31 2016
We are on the edge of something big, yet microscopic. Emerging research about the microbiome is hitting media outlets from large newspapers to small blogs. Consumers are eager to learn more and to harness the health benefits of this field....
Blog entry | May 31 2016
I don’t know about you, but I’m so tired of hearing what not to eat; I want to hear what foods I can eat!  Certain food components are being forbidden, banned, and outlawed in news headlines on the regular. All this talk about what I need to avoid...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Imagine sitting down for breakfast at a diner on a lazy Sunday morning. Sounds relaxing, right? Sure, until you are faced with the decision of what kind of sweetener to put in your coffee, assuming you don’t take it black, that is. What do you...
Blog entry | May 27 2016
I can’t express how much I love salad. It is perfect for every meal (well, maybe not breakfast), but many relegate the magnificent salad to a side dish. To make a salad a meal, all you need are carbohydrates (such as whole grain croutons), healthy...
Blog entry | May 24 2016
Why couldn’t the skeleton laugh? He broke his funny bone! Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had no body to go with him! I could tell skeleton jokes all day, but osteoporosis is no joke.  Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects more...
Blog entry | May 18 2016
May 19 is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day. A chronic and lifelong illness, IBD includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and it affects 1.6 million Americans, including myself. Nutrition plays an important role for those with IBD;...
Blog entry | May 17 2016
As I headed off to college in pursuit of my passion for culinary arts, I began to focus not only on eating when I was hungry, but exactly what I was eating when I was hungry.  Creating balanced meals of whole grains, protein, fruits, vegetables, and...
Blog entry | May 12 2016
May 13 is International Hummus Day, my new favorite holiday! National Peanut Butter Day (January 24th) and National Caramel Popcorn Day (April 6th) are close seconds, but boy, do I love hummus! Hummus, a bean dip or spread made from chickpeas,...
Blog entry | May 12 2016
Another day, another study on low-calorie sweeteners. This latest study looked at associations between women who reported drinking beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners while pregnant and the body mass index of their eventual child. With...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information...
Blog entry | May 11 2016
Sunday nights are the only part of the week that matters for me during the next three months when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” airs. The time in between each new episode is simply for reviewing the last episode and postulating what will happen the next...
Blog entry | May 10 2016
If you’re fortunate enough to work in an environment where food is shared, you come to relish the fun times and cheers when someone brings in treats. But if you’re one of the 15 million Americans who suffer from a food allergy, it can be difficult...
Blog entry | May 06 2016
As a mom of three boys, I’ve had my challenges. Luckily, none of them stemmed from food or beverages. I firmly believe that good eating habits begin forming right at that first feeding shortly after birth, and that as a mom, you have a lot of...
Blog entry | May 04 2016
In the past week, there has been a lot of media attention around a recent study of participants from The Biggest Loser.  Six years after their transformations, some losing 200+ pounds, all but one have gained back a considerable amount of weight. ...
Blog entry | May 04 2016
May the Fourth be with you. It’s Star Wars day again. That means it’s a perfect time to break out your light saber and pop in your old VHS copy of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But before you get frozen (in carbonite) in front of the TV, let’s...

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