01 Jan A Look Back at 2014
When I was in college, my mom took me to the public library to research up and coming occupations. The article we read predicted that nutritionist would be a growing field. Whomever authored that article was right on the money. Nutrition has becoming a top trending field and buzzword in the media. The year 2014 was filled with trends, fads, new studies, and a plethora of information on this wildly popular topic.
As a writer for numerous media outlets, I have the opportunity to weigh in on many important topics or just provide my fun Toby Tips and recipes. Here is a review of my favorite articles published this past year.
In late 2013, the FDA announced it would tentatively hydrogenated oils, the primary source of trans fat, from the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) list. In 2014, many questions were raised on the impact the ban would cause to our food supply.
After visiting the AMAZING Natural Food Expo West conference in Anaheim, California last year I was floored by the vast amounts of natural foods now on the market– many of which have become a staple in our food supply.
My first cookbook The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day was released in May 2014, which coincides with the Greek yogurt trend that has continued in 2014. Greek yogurt is not only versatile in the kitchen, but it is also brimming with health benefits.
In 2014 I spent a lot of time educating the public and health professionals about the differences between food allergies and intolerances. In this post, I bust many misconceptions people have.
In early 2014 the FDA released details of the proposed nutrition label makeover. Many health experts had something to say about this long awaited update.
Artificial sweeteners continued to be a hot topic this year. In 2014, a study published in Nature concluded that the artificial stuff may be contributing to diabetes and obesity.
Feeding kids healthy, delicious foods has been popular over the past few years, and 2014 was no different. I shared some of my favorite ways to incorporate Greek yogurt into kid-friendly recipes.
Farm-to-table was a hot topic in 2014 and learning more about farmers who feed our country.
Wishing you a happy 2015 – may you be surrounded by positive energy and succeed in everything you choose to do!