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New Food Labels Hit the Stores

Frustrated with the small print or misleading information on Nutrition Facts Panels? Be sure to check out the new labels that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are already hitting the stores. You can see some of the important changes on the salad dressing labels above.  The old label is on […]

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

This weekend, my family and I watched Katie Couric’s new food documentary Fed Up.  It examines the obesity epidemic, focusing specifically on the impact of sugar and processed foods on childhood obesity.  The opening story actually features a family from Easley, South Carolina and discusses some of the problems with Southern cuisine. Like most of […]

Redefining Beauty

                  Over 80% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being “fat”   up to 70% of young girls are dissatisfied with parts of their body   and it gets worse…   Only two percent of adult women describe themselves as “beautiful”   Our culture is immersed in a sea […]

World Cancer Day 2015

Today is World Cancer Day.  Over 650 events all over the globe are dedicated to reducing the risk of preventable cancers, promoting the importance of early detection, fundraising for research and technology, strengthening public health policies, and improving health care access for all. Click on the video below to learn how to reduce your risk:  

New FDA Regulations: Calorie Counts Required On Menu Boards

How well can you estimate calorie counts when dining out?  Let’s try a little pop quiz to see. Question #1.  How many calories are this Pizza Skin appetizer?   Answer:  2,050 calories   Question #2.  How about this Colossal Hamburger?   Answer: 2,060 calories ( fries are extra, of course )   Question #3.  What about […]

New Report: 50% of cancers are preventable

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) just released an important new report— more than 50% of cancers are preventable. More specifically, the report states that “more than 50 percent of the 585,720 cancer deaths expected to occur in the United States in 2014 will be related to preventable causes.” This is important news and […]

Why Good Nutrition Doesn’t Come from a Bottle

  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force just released a consensus statement urging Americans NOT to take antioxidant supplements of vitamin E and beta-carotene to attempt to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Studies consistently suggest that a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and unsaturated fats is associated with lower […]