Blog entry | Aug 01 2017
For the first time, in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) included a recommendation to limit added sugars in the diet to less than 10% of total calories. According to the DGA’s...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2017
When you think of eating meat, what comes to mind? Is it pulled pork covered in BBQ sauce? A juicy cheeseburger? Savory bacon with eggs? A variety of choices may pop into your head. There are so many...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2017
Curious about low-calorie sweeteners? You’re not alone. Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2017
The Whole30 is EVERYWHERE. The Whole30 book is even a New York Times “Food and Diet” bestseller. Essentially, the Whole30 is a 30 day eating plan. Completing a “Whole30” involves eating from a very...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2017
Intermittent fasting, or restricting calorie intake to a certain number of hours per day, has become pretty popular lately. A version of intermittent fasting called the 5:2 diet entails restricting...
Blog entry | Jul 20 2017
Early life nutrition may be the key to successful eating habits later in life. Starting in the womb, infants begin to develop flavor preferences. From gestation to the first two years of life, an...
Blog entry | Jul 20 2017
When you shop for groceries, you have a lot on your mind: finding the bread that has the latest expiration date, deciding what ingredients you need for a quick crock pot meal, comparing calorie...
Blog entry | Jul 19 2017
I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Pork Expo (WPX) in Des Moines, Iowa. This annual meeting showcased strategies farmers and pork industry professionals use to take care of pigs that...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2017
If your curiosity about low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) is growing, you’re not alone. We get a lot of questions about them: “Will they help me lose weight? Are they safe? Should I avoid them?”, to cite...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2017
Mac and cheese: a childhood favorite for many and a go-to comfort food. Unfortunately, this classic dish is under attack because of a common packaging compound. A new report found the presence of...
Blog entry | Jul 12 2017
Holy coffee, Batman! Guess what’s been the highlight of nutrition news this week? Yup, it’s coffee. And don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of this beverage, but is it really going to make me live...
Blog entry | Jul 11 2017
Let’s celebrate dairy! Time to thank a dairy farmer, hug a cow, and splurge on ice cream, and highlight the nutritious qualities of dairy products.   The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2017
Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a California law proposed initially as the Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act and approved by voters in 1986. The law was intended to address public concerns in the...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2017
Heart disease affects many people in the U.S., with almost half of Americans having at least one of three risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking) for heart disease. A 2013 study...

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