Get advice on healthy eating, nutrition, and weight loss from expert dietitian Tara Gidus.
Mar 16 2009
New Labeling Law Today
The new Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) food labeling law goes into effect today. This new law covers meats, fish, shellfish, and perishable agricultural products like fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, and certain nuts like macadamia nuts...
Mar 15 2009
Smarter School Lunch Room
I just found out this week about a new website that some brilliant nutrition minds at Cornell University have put together to try to attack the issue of school lunches. You have likely heard about the technique of eliminating vending machines and...
Mar 13 2009
Dietitians open NASDAQ
March is National Nutrition Month and today was quite the day for the American Dietetic Association. ADA President Marty Yadrick presided over the ringing the opening bell to get the markets started today. I think this is so cool and a sign that...
Mar 11 2009
Lean Up Lunch
In my line of work, I talk to people all day long about what they eat. You can't really shock me anymore because I do feel like I have heard it all. But it is the everyday stuff that bothers me most. I am surprised and disappointed when I hear ...
Mar 09 2009
A Bad Bug Got Me
I was all set to have an enjoyable vacation away from home this past weekend and I spend the entire weekend on the bed in the hotel room instead. We went out to dinner on Thursday night (restaurant to remain nameless) and within a few hours I was...
Mar 04 2009
March is "Eat Right" Month
March is National Nutrition Month and the theme is simply, "Eat Right." National Nutrition Month is a time when the American Dietetic Association, a non-profit organization of 68,000 nutrition professionals, focuses on helping consumers focus on ...
Mar 03 2009
Annual Report Card on Nation's Health
The US government released the most recent figures on vital statistics, disease prevalence, health care utilization, and other health topics. It takes quite a while to crunch numbers, and believe it or not, these data from 2006 are the most recen...
Feb 27 2009
You have probably heard the news stories on the new study that was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing 4 different weight loss diets. If not, check out the study yourself.The study was a pretty large trial and the goal...
Feb 25 2009
Alcohol and Cancer Risk for Women
Everyone is talking about this new study out of Britain in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which found that middle-aged women who drank alcohol, even moderate amounts, had increased risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, lar...
Feb 25 2009
Lent Begins: Get Creative With Meat Substitutes
Ash Wednesday is the marker of the beginning of Lent for many religions around the world. For many, that means giving up certain things like sweets, soft drinks, watching TV, etc. For Catholics, it means giving up meat on Fridays. Orthodox Chri...