- Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021by Staff on January 19, 2021 at 7:13 pm
A Digest on Healthy Eating and Healthy Living As we transition from 2020 into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect nearly every aspect of our lives. For many, this health crisis has created a range of unique and individual impacts—including food access issues, income disruptions, and emotional distress. Although we do not have concrete … Continue reading "Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021"
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 releasedby Staff on January 12, 2021 at 9:29 pm
The 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 is out, with the tagline to Make Every Bite Count. Intended for policy makers, healthcare providers, nutrition educators, and Federal nutrition program operators, the new edition has expanded to almost 150 pages, providing nutrition guidelines for even more age groups throughout the life cycle. As … Continue reading "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 released"
- Pregunte al Experto: El rol de la dieta y los suplementos nutricionales durante COVID-19by Staff on April 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm
El distanciamiento social y el lavado de manos son los métodos más eficaces y comprobados para reducir el riesgo y la propagación de la enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID-19). Sin embargo, junto con preguntas generales sobre cómo comprar y preparar alimentos de forma segura (discutidos aquí), muchos se preguntan sobre el rol específico de la dieta … Continue reading "Pregunte al Experto: El rol de la dieta y los suplementos nutricionales durante COVID-19"
- Ask the Expert: The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19by Staff on April 1, 2020 at 7:33 pm
Social distancing and regular handwashing are the most effective and proven methods to reduce risk and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, along with general questions on how to safely shop for and prepare food (addressed here), many are wondering about the more specific role of diet and nutrition during this pandemic. To understand … Continue reading "Ask the Expert: The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19"
- Seguridad de los alimentos, nutrición, y bienestar durante COVID-19by Staff on March 27, 2020 at 9:05 pm
Esta página se actualizará conforme más información esté disponible. Última actualización: 4 de mayo del 2020. Según navegamos estos tiempos nunca vistos, muchos(as) se preguntan cómo comprar, pedir/ordenar, y preparar alimentos para disminuir la transmisión del nuevo coronavirus. A pesar de que no hay evidencia publicada sobre el contagio de la enfermedad de coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue reading "Seguridad de los alimentos, nutrición, y bienestar durante COVID-19"
- Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19by Staff on March 25, 2020 at 2:23 pm
This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Last update: 5.29.20 [En español] As we navigate these unprecedented times, many are wondering how to safely shop, order, and prepare food to minimize transmission of the novel coronavirus. Along with important social distancing practices, this page includes some tips for when you do need … Continue reading "Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19"
- New “guidelines” say continue red meat consumption habits, but recommendations contradict evidenceby Staff on September 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm
A controversial “dietary guidelines recommendation” published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that adults can continue to consume red meat and processed meat at current levels of intake.  This recommendation runs contradictory to the large body of evidence indicating higher consumption of red meat—especially processed red meat—is associated with higher risk of type 2 … Continue reading "New “guidelines” say continue red meat consumption habits, but recommendations […]
- Ask the Expert: Popular plant-based meat alternativesby Staff on August 26, 2019 at 8:17 pm
Plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods are not a new phenomenon. Tofu, for example, has often been treated as an alternative to meat for centuries. In more recent decades, food companies have processed mixtures of soy and other legumes, grains, and a variety of plants into burgers, nuggets, sausages, and other meat-shaped products. These creations were … Continue reading "Ask the Expert: Popular plant-based meat alternatives"
- Emphasizing unsaturated fats on a ketogenic dietby Staff on August 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm
The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich eating plan which can include sources of unsaturated fats, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, plant oils, and oily fish, but also foods high in saturated fat, such as fatty cuts of meat, processed meats, lard, and butter. In an interview with Business Insider, Dr. Walter Willett, … Continue reading "Emphasizing unsaturated fats on a ketogenic diet"
- Eggs and cholesterol back in the spotlight in new JAMA studyby Staff on March 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm
Not again, you may be thinking if you’ve come across the study by Zhong and colleagues, published in the March 15th issue of JAMA.  Their question: Are eggs or cholesterol from foods associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or deaths from any cause? The study was a pooled analysis of data … Continue reading "Eggs and cholesterol back in the spotlight in new JAMA study"