• WHO releases updated guidelines on defining healthy diets
    by Staff on July 18, 2023 at 12:08 am

    Harvard experts say most recommendations are well-supported, but guidance on total fat intake omits decades of evidence The World Health Organization (WHO) has released updated guidelines for defining healthy diets, with particular attention to carbohydrates, total fat, and specific types of fat such as saturated and trans fats. The guidelines are an addition to their … Continue reading "WHO releases updated guidelines on defining healthy diets"

  • Unpacking WHO guidelines on non-sugar sweeteners
    by Staff on June 6, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new guideline on non-sugar sweeteners (NSS)—often referred to as artificial or low-calorie sweeteners—that advises against use of NSS to control body weight or reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases. After conducting a research review, they concluded that replacing sugar sweeteners with NSS did not promote weight loss in … Continue reading "Unpacking WHO guidelines on non-sugar sweeteners"

  • Healthy Living Guide 2022/2023
    by Staff on January 4, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    A Digest on Healthy Eating and Healthy Living Throughout 2022, food and nutrition were often in the spotlight, perhaps most notably with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The national strategy that emerged from the event (the first of its kind since the original conference in 1969) aims at ending hunger and … Continue reading "Healthy Living Guide 2022/2023"

  • Navigating infant formula shortages
    by Staff on May 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Infant formula shortages in the U.S. have occurred in the past two years largely due to widespread pandemic-related supply-chain problems. A national shortage of infant formula is undoubtedly alarming for families since infants require formula when human milk is not accessible or not available in adequate amounts. Although breastfeeding is encouraged, it is not always … Continue reading "Navigating infant formula shortages"

  • Healthy Living Guide 2021/2022
    by Staff on January 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    A Digest on Healthy Eating and Healthy Living Over the course of 2021, many of us continued to adapt to a “new normal,” characterized by a return to some pre-pandemic activities mixed with hobbies or habits that have emerged since 2020’s lockdowns. On the topic of food and eating, according to one U.S. consumer survey … Continue reading "Healthy Living Guide 2021/2022"

  • Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021
    by 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 released
    by 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-19
    by 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-19
    by 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-19
    by 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"