Don’t pass the salt: Most kids are consuming too much sodium

Don’t pass the salt: Most kids are consuming too much sodiumWhile most people fear the dreaded “sugar,” “added sugars” or “high fructose corn syrup” when looking at food or ingredient labels these days, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 90 percent of U.S. kids 6-18 years old take in way too much salt. And there are pretty specific foods contributing to that high …Click here to continue reading

Requiring restaurants, vending machines to share nutritional information

Restaurants, vending machines are now required to share nutritional informationThis day and age, Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. We’re always on the go and convenience plays a big part in what we choose to eat. That also means that we often don’t make the best choices when we’re hungry or in a hurry, and the options that are available may not be the healthiest.

Enter the FDA. New regulations have been established requiring restaurants and vending …Click here to continue reading

How dietitians care for children

How dietitians care for childrenMy father-in-law teases me for being a dietitian, saying things like “Did you take all the candy bars away from the kids today?” Little does he know about the day-to-day job of a dietitian.

Dietitian vs. nutritionist: What’s the difference?

I’m sure you’ve heard us called many things — “nutritionist,” “dietary” or even “nutritionalist.” To explain the difference, almost anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” …Click here to continue reading

Why new food labels will help in some ways, but not others

Why new food labels will help in some ways, but not othersYou may or may not read the labels on the foods you eat. Regardless, the Nutrition Facts label could have some big changes ahead that will make reading it a bit easier — for some …Click here to continue reading

Delicious fall foods: Tips for making hearty soups and stews

Delicious fall foods: Tips for making hearty soups and stewsOne of my favorite things about fall is the variety of delicious fall foods that are in season. And for some reason, most of those foods are perfect in soups or stews!

Most people hear the word soup and think “that won’t fill me up,” or “and what else will I eat with that?” Truth is, soups or stews can be an entire meal; it can fill you up and be good for …Click here to continue reading