Diet & Health

Blog entry | Jul 01 2015
Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a few things I’ve been eagerly anticipating. My dreams of warmer weather, outdoor activities and summertime celebrations have come true. If you’re like me, you tend to drink more beverages as the...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
It might be frozen blueberries sprinkled on cereal, or steamed broccoli with your dinner. You could pull baby carrots out of your purse, or throw a can of peaches on your yogurt. There are so many ways to get those good fruits and veggies. So does...
Blog entry | Jun 22 2015
The word of cod. The gospel of tofu. The dogma of soy. Finally, the 2015 Food and Health Survey has shed light on what Americans think about all things protein (and plenty of other food issues too!). While a few protein facts seem well-known, some...
Blog entry | Jun 18 2015
Almost 6 in 10 Americans rate themselves as either in very good or excellent health, but over half of the Americans who rated themselves as either in very good or excellent health are overweight or obese. What's more, many people who are currently...
Press Release | Jun 16 2015
Background Information on Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils As you might already be aware, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final ruling (June 16, 2015) on their previous tentative determination (November 2013) that partially...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2015
Dads of the world, your special day is approaching. This means that the time is coming to reflect on years of life, love and, of course, our favorite “dad-isms.” We’ve all heard our fair share of, “because I said so” responses. Now it’s your turn to...
Press Release | Jun 12 2015
(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015) — Nutrition facts labels will soon have a whole new look, but concerns are emerging about how consumers will interpret and apply them. Consumer research by the International Food Information Council (IFIC)...
Blog entry | Jun 09 2015
As I dietetic intern preparing for my RD exam this summer, I was excited to participate in the Food and Health Survey Webinar on June 3, 2015.  We typically generalize what we think Americans want to hear about their health, but some of the data can...
Blog entry | Jun 03 2015
Urban living has its perks. A gourmet cooking environment isn’t one of them. I would know (yes, that really is my kitchen in the photo above!) I recently had my first night in a new (to me) studio apartment in the Washington DC metro area, and I was...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2015
From baby shower banter to podcast episodes, we’ve been hearing about the ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ trend everywhere. We’ve heard our fair share of anecdotes touting health benefits from the strange breakfast substitute. Because everyone out there is...

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