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...
Weight gain does not happen overnight, and neither does weight loss. Patience, discipline, and motivation are the keys moving in a positive direction to a healthier lifestyle.
I found the easiest way to put my research into practice was to make lists of what to eat more of and what to avoid, meal by meal.
It's impossible to characterize an entire nation's eating habits. On the other hand it is safe to say that the patterns offered in the American preschool and school system leave much to be desired.
When it comes to eating healthy, the deck is rigged against us. If we are going to invest in a broad campaign telling people to "eat real food," we must also invest in a broad campaign to make eating real food an "easier" choice to make.
Fortunately for you, even if you weren't as lucky in the genetic lottery as Brad Pitt, there are a number of tactics you can avail yourself of in the service of making the most of what you were given.