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What Does ‘Eating in Moderation’ Really Mean?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report How many times have you heard the phrase “everything in moderation?” But what exactly does “moderation” mean? There is no scientific definition to the term, though nutrition textbooks define a moderate diet as one that “avoids excessive amounts of calories or any particular food or nutrient.”…

Breaking Down Sodium & Calorie Labeling Laws

Thursday, January 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger If you have eaten in a chain restaurant in New York City recently, you may have noticed this icon on the menu (on the right). Maybe you were perplexed when you saw it or maybe you didn’t even give it much thought.This icon is part of NYC’s new law to label high sodium foods in chain restaurants.   What is the NYC sodium labeling law? New York is the first city in the nation…

The Latest Research on Child Nutrition

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Kids  /  Comments: 0

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger With the kids all back in school, there is no better time than now to make sure we are fueling their little bodies the right way. Here is the latest research that further supports the link between good nutrition, physical activity and health, especially among children. Healthy Fat and Body Composition
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, children…

Is Milk Good or Bad?

Monday, June 29th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Recent headlines claiming milk is bad for you has caused a lot of buzz. The Dietary Guideline recommends 3 servings of milk or dairy every day, so does that mean we need to stop drinking milk? Definitely not! Research continues to show just how wonderful milk really is. Where did This All Start?
The recent study posted by the British Medical Journal created a mass confusion, making…

2015 Dietary Guidelines: What You Need to Know & What You Can do NOW

Thursday, April 16th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger Coming fall 2015, the government will be publishing an updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—a set of nutritional, diet and lifestyle recommendations for adults and children two years and older that focuses on preventing or managing obesity and chronic disease, two important public health issues in America. The guidelines will also serve as the…

Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger Have you ever taken a dietary supplement? According to survey data from 2014, 68% of all U.S. adults report taking some sort of dietary supplement, which seems to be a growing trend among consumers. From 2009 to 2013, data from Euromonitor International shows that sales of vitamins and dietary supplements increased globally from $19.7 to $24.6 billion! The rising interest…

Debunking the Trend: The Paleo Diet

Thursday, February 26th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger You may need to channel your inner caveman for the Paleo Diet. This diet is based off of the Paleolithic era, about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. But is this caveman-esque diet good for you? Eat like a Caveman
During the Paleolithic era, farming and processed foods were not available, making hunting and gathering the main resources for food. This diet focuses on lean meat, fish, fruits,…

Avocados: The New Apple?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, In the News  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Though this certainly may be true, a new study suggests that eating an avocado daily may also have potential health benefits. Published in The Journal of the American Heart Association, the study found that eating one avocado a day as a part of an overall balanced diet can help to lower “bad” cholesterol. Led by nutrition…

Fooducate Introduces Added Sugar

Thursday, February 5th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, In the News, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 1
By Alicia Slusarek, Contributing Blogger The first step to eating and feeling better begins with what you put in your grocery cart. Theoretically, if you choose better-for-you foods at the market, you’ll cook and eat more nutritious meals at home. Although it sounds simple, making those better choices can be challenging! In fact, despite our best intentions and motivation to be healthy, grocery shopping can be…

Soda In Moderation?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Should some foods be avoided at all costs, or dare I say it, banned? In 2006, in the ever so forward thinking New York City, Mayor Bloomberg banned restaurants from using trans fats. After such a momentous moment, Bloomberg wanted to continue his health crusade with the removal of the “Big Gulp.” Soda companies swiftly averted the proposed ban by financing…

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