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Nutrition

My Food Fix: Super Bowl 7-Layer Dip

It’s hard not to like Super Bowl Sunday. Loved for the sport, creative commercials (some years), halftime entertainment and, of course, the food. Oh, and the beer. According to the Calorie Control Council, a “relatively modest consumption of Super Bowl fare” of typical game day goodies adds up

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Book Review: The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan

I am a total book nerd. And, an old-fashioned one to boot. I love to hold books, dog-ear poignant pages, reference and re-read them. While I read much more quickly before the sleepless nights (and early mornings) that is with two young children, I still love opening

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My Food Fix: Skim Latte

Weekday lunch at the Iron Hen Cafe. After staring at the hand-written coffee and tea menu throughout lunch, there was no way I was leaving this cozy and tasty farm-to-table cafe without ordering a to-go latte. While I have my standard soy or skim milk request down pat

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Is 2015 the Year of Change? A Glimpse into the Dietary Guidelines

Yesterday I had the unusual opportunity to testify before the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). It was a rainy and chilly day at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. There was no need to be outside, which was fine because I was inside with the 2015 DGAC

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4 Nutrition Things I Didn’t Know 3 Years Ago

When my first-born started eating solids three years, I threw up my arms and sent this message out into the universe… “I apologize to every parent to whom I have uttered these words ‘Just keep introducing those veggies to your baby [or toddler or preschooler, etc.]. It sometimes take up to 17 tries for children to like new foods’ or ‘You can always find time to exercise’.” Boy, did the universe have some parenting nutrition lessons in store for me.

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Shedding the Sodium

Last week, I attended a sodium summit (“Getting to 2,300”) in Washington, DC. A follow-up to the initial summit five years ago, this year’s summit was hosted by…

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Six easy tips for dining out well (and meeting the Dietary Guidelines)

The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines were unveiled earlier this week. Basically, we Americans eat too much and move too little. And, on top of that, we eat too much processed (think: peeling open a foil package) and too little whole (think: peeling an orange) foods. So while there

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Hiding veggies doesn’t make them less nutritious

Recently, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study about the health benefits of hiding veggies. The verdict? Adding pureed veggies to dishes helped reduce calories consumed and increase nutrient intake. For those (adults and children) who don’t like veggies, this seems like a win-win, right?

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Top 10 Energy-boosting Foods

Has the summer heat got you beat? Feeling fatigued by noon? There are a lot of energy-boosting products on the market, from energy bars and drinks to supplements. And, some of these products do provide a burst of energy and some may even fit into a healthy

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