Nutrition Educators

Health Tip: Opt for a Healthy Weight-Loss Plan

Author: 
Diana Kohnle
12/08/2011

(HealthDay News) -- Fad diets may promise drastic and quick loss of weight, but may be dangerous and often fall short when it comes to long-term weight loss.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for a selecting a healthy eating plan. 

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Eating Frequency Higher In Weight Loss Maintainers, Normal Weight Individuals

Author: 
Jessica L. Bachman, PhD, RD
11/21/2011

Eating frequency has been negatively related to body mass index (BMI). The relationship between eating frequency and weight loss maintenance is unknown. This secondary analysis examined eating frequency (self-reported meals and snacks consumed per day) in weight loss maintainers (WLM) who had reduced from overweight/obese to normal weight, normal weight (NW) individuals, and overweight (OW) individuals.Read more

Tufts University Nutrition Scientists Unveil MyPlate for Older Adults

Author: 
Tufts University
11/01/2011

How Americans Rate Their Diet Quality: An Increasingly Realistic Perspective

Author: 
Christian Gregory, Travis Smith, and Minh Wendt US Department of Agriculture Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-83) 24 pp
09/23/2011

Over the last 20 years, awareness of diet-related health concerns has become widespread in the United States as obesity, along with its associated human and financial costs, has increased. To estimate how this awareness affects Americans’ perceptions of their own diet quality over this period and the factors associated with self-assessed diet health, we examine data from both the 1989-91 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes of Individuals and the 2005-08 Flexible Consumer Behavior Survey module of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.Read more

IOM Releases Phase II Report “Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices”

10/20/2011

On October 20, 2011 the Institute of Medicine released its Phase II report on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.  The Phase I report focused on evaluating current systems and nutritional criteria and resulted in a report in Fall 2010.Read more

IOM Phase II Report “Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols"

10/20/2011

On October 20, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its Phase II report on Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.  The Phase I report focused on evaluating current systems and nutritional criteria and resulted in a report in Fall 2010. Read more

Are we eating too much sodium? Who cares, say 59% of Americans

Author: 
Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com
09/27/2011

Surprising numbers of Americans feel satisfied that they are already doing everything they can to eat a healthy diet, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, according to the results of two consumer surveys unveiled at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) conference today.
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