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The Danger of Leaving Sustainability out of the Dietary Guidelines

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 10.09.2015 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

The ripple effect from continuing to pretend that the health of our diets and the health of the planet are separate issues puts our climate, our land and water, and our ability to continuing producing nutritious food for everyone at risk.

American Diet Needs a Break from Meat, Dairy

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

I'm happy to see that sustainability is, for the first time, part of the conversation for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines but here's the thing: If we're going to have healthy people and a healthy planet, we've got to reduce the amount of meat and dairy we're consuming.

Food Pyramids From Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.14.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's clear that the outline for what's healthy to eat and what isn't is similar everywhere.

My Tween Daughter Argued in School That Tomatoes Are Fruits, and Here is What Happened

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Dr. Chris Martine

As if this sort of comment in a seventh-grade gym class wouldn't be enough to put a target on her, my daughter offered one last comment to a growing chorus of dissenting opinion: "I should know what a fruit is. My dad is a botanist."

Forbidden Fruit: The Good and The Bad Fruits

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Let's cut to the chase. Blueberries, grapes, apples, bananas and grapefruit were significantly associated with lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. Fruit juice consumption was associated with an increased risk.

My MyPlate Experiment Hits The Weekend

Joe Satran | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Satran

I wish I could stay I'd stayed equally stalwart in my dedication to the plan all week, but that wouldn't be quite true. I sort of lost enthusiasm and dedication, unsurprisingly, just as the weekend hit.

City Confidential: African Food Pyramid-Inspired Cooking Classes Launch In D.C., Other Cities

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices

A team of culinary historians, nutritionists and health experts joined forces last year with a single goal: rectify soul food's unsavory reputation an...

This Is Why We Are Fat

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

Health advocates have one tip for Americans trying to eat less fat, sodium and sugar in their diets: Shop the perimeter. In other words, buy food from...

Researchers ID The 'Real' 5 Food Groups, Southern Fare Included

Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

Everything you thought you knew about the five food groups may be changing soon, according to researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, w...

New Food Pyramid Revealed (PHOTO)

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

The department of food released a new food pyramid for the people to see so that they know what is best to eat. Some surprises here that brains are at...

Dr. Marion Nestle Weighs in on MyPlate vs. Harvard Healthy Eating Plate

Anna Brones | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Anna Brones

Even though we all know that we should be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, we're still living in a society desperately struggling with obesity, and very often, putting the wrong thing on our plate.

Why MyPlate Encourages Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you like the updated, radically different shape of the food pyramid? If you do, you aren't alone.

My Beef With MyPlate

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Many in the food world are calling the clearer and more concise image of MyPlate progress. In my view though, when you look a little deeper, you see that beyond the clearer image not much has really changed.

What Will It Take To Make Our Plates Look Like My Plate?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Yet the question (and the problem) that haunted the food pyramid still remains: Is knowing how to fill our plates with fruits, vegetables, grains and protein enough to make us do it?

Food Pyramids & Charts From Around The World

Food Republic | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Food Republic

The US Food Pyramid may be dead, but many countries around the world still look to the pyramid to convey nutritional advice for its citizens. American...

A Plate From the USDA With a Tastier Way to See More Nutritious Eating

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week officially and finally scrapped its food pyramid -- an explanation for nutrition that could be as elusive to decipher as the riddle of the Sphinx.

The Food Pyramid We Really Need

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Bravo to our nutritional leaders for trying to simplify the healthy eating process. But honestly, who uses plates anymore? We women are busy, to say the least.

A History Of The USDA Food Guides

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that the nearly twenty-year-old food pyramid would be replaced b...

Is The USDA's New Food Plate Any Better?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living

There's a new food pyramid in town, and it's a plate. The USDA's new food icon is a brightly colored graphic that breaks a healthy diet into four m...

Previewing The New USDA Food Pyramid

The Atlantic | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home

On May 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will be releasing a new "food icon" to replace the foodless and useless 2005 MyPyramid...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Making the Most of Your Halloween Harvest

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

In the current economy, Halloween isn't just a holiday for children, it's also a source of free food for adults trying to feed themselves and their families.

Accurate Food Pyramids For Every Age | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy


Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Rediscover the Childlike Joy of Halloween (Get Free Stuff)

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Halloween traditionally marks the end of the harvest season when people begin storing necessities for the long, lean months ahead. Which is exactly the way you should be looking at it now.

Choosing the Best Foods For Weight Loss and Longevity

Dr. Eric Braverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Eric Braverman

I've given up on the US government's food pyramid and its heavy emphasis on carbohydrates. It's a medical disaster. Instead, I recommend that you choose the best foods for your brain type.