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New Nutrition Facts: The Fiber Debate

Monday, February 6th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger  As you may have heard, the FDA is in the process of implementing a new nutrition facts label. Most food manufacturers have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the changes, while manufacturers earning less than $10 million in annual food sales have until July 26, 2019. One area of major concern has been the new regulations on dietary fiber. Dietary Fiber There…

Should Diet Be Based On Your Genetics?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Most of the dietary guidelines have remained relatively unchanged since the 1980’s. The guidelines specifically focus on foods that help keep you healthy and help prevent chronic disease, like heart disease. For years registered dietitians have been teaching and living these guidelines. There is now a change in the way recommendations are made by health…

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…