Snacks, finger foods, tapas, amuse-bouche -- however you term them, there's something endlessly satisfying about munching on little hand-held bites of heaven. Problem is, America's favorite snacks aren't little, nor are they heavenly.
The argument for an emphasis on actual foods rather than manufactured ingestibles masquerading as such garners little opposition from entities not directly involved in selling the latter. Such entities, however, have access to the best marketing talent money can buy.
Not only does the government refuse to adjust a ridiculous food pyramid that's left more than one-third obese and two-third overweight, but they fail ...
As a registered dietitian who helps teach people to keep their bodies healthy, I couldn't help but see a striking resemblance between the delicate dance of human health and that of a river. It is a perspective that I think may help others be more mindful of how we treat our bodies, as well as our precious rivers.
The cultural signals could not be more confusing to children: Everywhere they look, our kids are confronted by beauty icons who are disturbingly below the average weight -- this, even as the food industry continues to embrace the trend of super-sized portions.
Nutrition is such a great area for children to practice planning. It not only helps children become healthy eaters beyond the childhood years, but it strengthens these high-level cognitive skills as they are developing.
News came in the past week that the front-of-pack nutrition guidance program offered by Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation, presented as a seal of approval in the form of a check mark, was being decommissioned. With all due respect to my friends at the Foundation, and the good intentions that brought the system into existence -- good riddance to it.
Don't be shy. Dive right into this nutrient-packed skinny dip. The addition of zucchini makes our guacamole recipe even more refreshingly tasty. Zucch...
As you grow into building your own families, it's important to find ways to educate yourself so that your efforts could contribute to that cause as best possible. While I am not telling you to shift your entire fridge to becoming organic or to create a gluten-free household, I am providing a few ways for you to try and become more hands-on or as we say "do it yourself.
Salt sits on nearly every table in this country. Humans need it to live, but at the levels that Americans currently consume it, sodium could be the single most dangerous substance in the food supply.
The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.
Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity.
In the American food jungle, nothing is as it appears. When I researched my book Eat It to Beat It!, I found sugar in thousands of places where it doesn't belong, from bread to salad dressing, dressed up in disguises like corn syrup, maltodextrin and sucrose. Here are five of the most shocking hidden sources of sugar in otherwise "healthy" meals.
In 2010, our fight to improve children's health surpassed a milestone with the passage of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFK) and the implementati...
Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.
By Angie Kassabie, Ph.D. You've heard about them: the Twinkie diet, the drive-through diet, the chocolate diet. Eating fast food or high-calorie proc...