When Potassium Needs Are Low
Usually I am pushing people to try to get more potassium into their diets because of the numerous health benefits it confers, such as keeping blood pressure in check and helping to maintain strong bones.But we've received a request from a reader w...
The Food Label Can be Your Friend
I had a meeting today with a local superintendent for Los Angeles Unified and he shared with me that he and his family have recently started trying to eat more healthfully. But like many people he is often swayed by clever marketing when grocery s...
Grand Rounds 3.34
Many Thanx to Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog for inlcuding The Family Fork in this week's Grand Rounds 3.34. His issue is packed with good info.. check it out.Have a fruit and veggie filled day!
Holiday Food Safety Tips
We talked about turkey safety already back in November and now that Christmas is coming up it's time for some additional food safety steps you should take when hosting the 'big meal'. Here are five that'll get you started.1. Stick to the two-hour ...
Grand Rounds: Diet and Food
Many thanx to Dr. LaPuma at DrJohnLapuma.com for hosting this week's Grand Rounds: Diet and Food. As a registered dietitian I am especially appreciative that he sees food as medicine and highlights the role food plays in keeping us optimally healt...
Revisting Holiday Healthy Eating Tips
The same tips apply from Underindulging on Thanksgiving for all the other holiday parties you'll be swinging by or hosting these last two weeks of December. But I wouldn't be a proper dietitian if I didn't offer up some more before the end of the ...
Sleeping to Stay Slim?
Are you and your family getting enough sleep? I've recently been reading a lot about a lack of sleep being linked to overweight in adults. But apparently this connection is even stronger in kids. Personally I am very territorial of my zz's, but sl...
California Childhood Obesity Conference
This week I will be attending the California Childhood Obesity Conference starting Wednesday. I plan to post a round up of the workshops I attend each day. So I won't post a "recipe of the week" this week (unless I learn one in one of the workshop...
Nutrition News Roundup: Feb 2nd
So much to talk about this past week! The food news never stops.Likewise, the trans fat free band wagon keeps wheeling along. The latest companies to get in on the act: Burger King and the hotel chain Marriott International. Marriott announced th...
Halloween: Dealing with the Aftermath
Ok, last week I gave you some tips on how to prepare for and have a safe and healthier Halloween. But I think we all know that our kids are gonna come home with LOTS of sweets. So what to do in the aftermath of the Halloween candy frenzy?Have no f...