Nutrition-wise blog

  1. May 9, 2014

    New food labels: Calories and serving sizes to change

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Should the serving size on food labels be changed to reflect the fact that Americans eat more today than they did 20 years ago?

    8 comments
  2. April 25, 2014

    Make prevention a habit

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Regular health screening are an important part of staying healthy. Ask your doctor which screening tests you need based on your history and risk factors.

    1 comment
  3. April 17, 2014

    Waist size may be a predictor of life expectancy

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    What is your waistline telling you? Get a measuring tape and find out if your waist circumference is in a range associated with shorter life expectancy.

    11 comments
  4. April 11, 2014

    A bright light in the obesity statistics

    What factors contributed to the decline in obesity among low-income preschoolers from 2008 through 2011? And what can we learn from this trend?

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  5. April 3, 2014

    Heartburn medicines may be linked with vitamin B-12 deficiency

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    Acid-controlling medications may do more than prevent heartburn. They may also interfere with vitamin B-12 absorption.

    11 comments
  6. March 21, 2014

    Get in the habit of paying attention to portion sizes

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Want to get a handle on your weight? Start by understanding and controlling portion sizes.

    1 comment
  7. March 14, 2014

    Whole-diet approach to preventing heart disease

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    A whole-diet approach, such as the Mediterranean diet, is more effective for preventing heart attacks than low-fat, low-cholesterol diets are.

    3 comments
  8. February 27, 2014

    Make forgiveness a habit

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Forgiveness is a choice you make to preserve your own health and well-being.

    3 comments
  9. February 20, 2014

    Go nuts for good health

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    A growing body of research suggests that nuts play a role in weight control and heart health.

    6 comments
  10. February 8, 2014

    Guidelines point the way to better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.

    What will new guidelines on preventing heart disease and obesity mean for you?

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