Expert Blog Posts

  1. June 20, 2012

    Marketing and Mickey — A change in food marketing to children

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is Mickey promoting health? And are you buying? 12 comments
  2. June 7, 2012

    Sugar is sugar — Don't be fooled

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Whether sweetened with sugar or corn syrup, soda and other sugary drinks have been linked to poor diet, weight gain, obesity and diabetes. 52 comments
  3. May 30, 2012

    The new (ab)normal — Are bigger portions the norm?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Serving sizes have grown in the last 50 years. And so have waistlines. 21 comments
  4. May 9, 2012

    How to pick spring's freshest produce

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. What fruits and vegetables are in season now? Find out and get tips on how to choose the cream of the crop. 3 comments
  5. March 21, 2012

    Kids and sugar — The good, the bad and the ugly

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Kids eat too much sugar. That's no surprise, but it turns out that sugary drinks aren't the main cause. 12 comments
  6. February 15, 2012

    Will school lunch changes mean healthier kids?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. New rules mimic changes many families have already made, such as eating more fruits and vegetables. Will kids be healthier as a result? 25 comments
  7. October 4, 2011

    Recognizing that words carry weight

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do the words used to describe weight problems help or hurt? 9 comments
  8. June 15, 2011

    Fighting childhood obesity

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Obesity rates among preschoolers have doubled in the past forty years. What can be done to reverse this disturbing trend? 8 comments
  9. October 14, 2010

    Talking to kids about healthy food choices

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. If a food has no carbohydrates, no protein and no fat, does that make it good for you? How would you answer that question? 7 comments
  10. October 6, 2010

    Investing in kids' health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Kids do better in school when they're well nourished. What can be done to create healthy environments at school, at home and in the community? 5 comments
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