If there is one thing I appreciate be able to observe in my role as a retail dietitian, it’s the intersection of nutrition guidance and food industry trend. In other words, the crossroads that a consumer finds themselves at when they search the aisles of the supermarket for the foods that they believe are the most nutritious for their family, while recalling the latest headline they saw online, the magazine article they read, or the persuasive package call outs they pass as they shop. After all, if coconut oil is all over the supermarket then it must be good for you right?
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If you have celiac disease, then you know the scene well. Someone bakes gluten free cookies for you in their very not gluten free kitchen or a server insists they know all about cross contamination and have it covered. You’re left measuring your anxiety and weighing the pros and cons. Enter Nima, your new dining partner that does the assessing for you.
If you or a family member live with a severe allergy or celiac disease, then you know how the potential for cross contamination can rule your day. In my case, its celiac disease, which plagues my household and more importantly the lives of my husband and young son. Until you have made a simple sandwich for someone with celiac, and momentarily gotten confused thereby resulting in the need for 3 knives and two plates, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about. But, if you do, then these products I buy for keeping food safe when sharing a kitchen with company or travel companions are just what you need.
I recently had the opportunity to co-host a webinar for the Guiding Stars Licensing Company. This timely webinar, which examined how the media translates science for the public, helped participants understand how to critically popular articles as well as research journals. With tips for finding trustworthy information online and in print, this critical webinar helped empowered participants to read beyond the headlines.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for a Healthy Living segment for Comcast Channel 8 in Putnam County, NY. If you tuned in then you already know all about label reading. If you missed it, I review all of the details here…and we’ll make sure you know when the next one airs!
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the Passion for Health series for Comcast Channel 8 in Putnam County, NY. If you tuned in then you already know all about juicing and smoothies. If you missed it, I review all of the details here…and we’ll make sure you know when the next one airs!
We all have the best intentions to "eat right" but something gets in the way. For some, it is lack of knowledge of how to shop for healthful foods. For others it is a perceived lack of time and dependence on less healthful convenience products that prevents them from embracing better eating. For many, it is making healthful foods taste good (just as good as those prepared foods or take out) that limits their desire to want to eat healthfully. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these tips for boosting both the taste and nutrition of your meals...a "plate lift"
Recently, the team at Guiding Stars asked me what the theme of National Nutrition Month 2013, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" means to me. Naturally, I had an answer.