2010 Dietary Guidelines Report

2015 Dietary Guidelines: What Parents Need to Know

February 27, 2015
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You may have heard rumblings about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Although the official guidelines are not here yet, the process has been kick-started with a major report that summarizes the evidence. Next is the public comment period (now until April 8th) followed by the creation of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2015 Dietary […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 3): Dietary Fat for Children: Are We Missing the Mark?

July 1, 2011
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Joan’s 2-year old boy was hungry all the time. She fed him every hour and he constantly asked for food. When I asked her what she was feeding him she revealed a diet consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables, grains, some protein and very little dietary fat. Once she filled out his diet with more […]

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The New Food Icon — MyPlate (and Weekly Meal Plan)

June 6, 2011
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I’m exhausted coming off a weekend of two kiddie birthday parties and a BBQ we hosted. I realize this way too much for Big A after witnessing her meltdown at my mother in law’s last night. I’ve learned my lesson: one party a weekend is enough. So we are easing into this week with some […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 1): 7 Nutrients Even Healthy Kids Miss

April 8, 2011
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Gina, who blogs over at Feed Our Families, has always fed her two kids a healthy diet — and they eat well, too. That’s why her pediatrician recommended she pass on the multivitamin. But after her youngest was chronically tired and sick, she had his nutrient levels checked. To her surprise he was anemic and […]

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Why You Should Care About the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

February 8, 2011
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The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released on January 31st.  The guidelines, updated every 5 years, are a very big deal in the nutrition world.  But I don’t think the public cares or notices the nuanced changes. I think you should care and I’m going to tell you why. While the Dietary Guidelines are not […]

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Why You Might Want to Rethink That Multivitamin

November 3, 2010
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Multivitamins have been in the news lately — and the news is not so great.  Studies are showing that multivitamin supplements do little to help prevent chronic disease and promote health.  And preliminary research shows that in certain populations, they could even do harm. Yet more than half of the US populations take multivitamins (53 […]

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Managing Sweets (Part 1): The REAL Reason Families Eat Too Many Sweets

August 20, 2010
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Sugar and fat.  People of all ages prefer this taste combination.  Yeah, some people like sweeter foods and others prefer salty but as I learned in my training as a dietitian, the mixture of sugar and fat is one that is particularly pleasing to the palate. As we talked about in our picky-eating series, kids are […]

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Weekly Meal Plan & 2010 Dietary Guidelines Report

June 20, 2010
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This week I’m going to briefly discuss my weekly meal plan — and then review the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Report.  I like to keep my readers updated on public health recommendations including the latest nutrition research. I also wanted to let you know that we have a winner for our SOS cookbook giveaway — Merri […]

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