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Nutritionism

Nutritional Anxieties: From the Fear of Bad Nutrients to the Scarcity of Health-Enhancing Nutrients

Gyorgy Scrinis | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gyorgy Scrinis

While the number of nutritional anxieties and fears that grip the public continue to increase, the nature of these anxieties has taken three distinct forms over the past century -- from the obsession with getting an adequate dose of essential nutrients, to the fear of too many bad nutrients, to anxieties over the scarcity of health-enhancing nutrients.

Good News: In New School Snack Rules, USDA Rejects a 'Nutritionism' Approach

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Of course, the food industry isn't going to just walk away from the lucrative school snack market, but given that rigorous standard, it seems to me that any processed foods still sold in schools after 2016 should no longer fall into the empty-calorie, "better for you" junk food category.

A Girl Scout Cookie Gets "Healthwashed:" Musings on Nutritionism and Our Kids

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

You can easily see how a less food-savvy parent might conclude that feeding a child Mango Cremes is actually a net positive -- the same as offering fruit, when of course a Mango Creme is, in the end, a highly processed, white flour cookie.

Are You Also Being Deceived into Eating Fake Frankenfoods?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Should we buy food with health claims on the label? These days, we are seeing more and more health claims that go beyond the usual. These include "tr...

Nutritionism: The Numbers Game That Doesn't Add Up To Good Health

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

I'm not out to mock Julia Louis-Dreyfus's apparent hypocrisy, here. What really galls me about Healthy Choice is what it represents: the triumph of that dubious dietary trend, "nutritionism."