Healthy food tips from the pros for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month although obviously every month should be nutrition month. You can’t just have nutrition one month a year and expect to enjoy good health. In recognition of NNM, I asked some of the Radio Nutrition interns and colleagues the following question: What is your favorite go-to healthy food?  Something you eat […]

March is about nutrition and caffeine

March is National Nutrition Month and Caffeine Awareness Month.  Coincidence?? Alas, Caffeine Awareness isn’t about celebrating caffeine. It’s about being “mindful” of caffeine. In other words, it’s a Food Police thing. Something called the CaffeineAwareness.org has taken on the noble mission of warning us about caffeine.  Well someone had to do it.  You’re encouraged to […]

March 14th: Registered Dietitian Day

Today is Registered Dietitian Day, part of National Nutrition Month.  In honor of that, I solicited input from a group of colleagues recently.  My question to them was: What is your own personal 4 Food Group list? Now, the official 4 Food Group concept is long gone, replaced by the Pyramid, which was just replaced […]

“Nutritionism”: are you just buying nutrients?

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my colleagues, Janet Helm RD, posed the question: Have the parts of food become bigger than the whole?  Meaning: we obsess about the latest nutrient or ingredient that promises magical health properties, but we ignore, or even diss, the importance of the whole diet.  There’s a […]

National Nutrition Month – a look back and a look ahead

March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a good time to look back at what been happening with the ever-expanding collection of topics we think of as “nutrition”: food supplements specially formulated Health Halo products diets medical nutrition therapy for specific diseases food labeling calories weight control disease prevention and wellness organic hydration sports performance […]

Food labels: what RDs would change

Food labels: I love that we have them; I hate how they’re set up.  And I’m not alone.  I polled some of my RD* colleagues recently, posing this question: “If you could wave a magic wand at food labels, what would you change?”  The magic wand part is key, because of course RDs don’t control […]

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