Food and Health, Prevention

Potassium is great for your heart, but many people aren’t getting nearly enough of it. On the flip side, most Americans are consuming way too much sodium, and we mean waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much sodium. Take a look at our strategies for balancing sodium and potassium intake!
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

2011 was a banner year for nutrition education. Here's our summary of the highlights, as reported in our Communicating Food for Health newsletter. Basically, the Dietary Guidelines were updated, MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the USDA's new food guide, supplement news kept piling high, sodium news supported earlier assessments, and...
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

Our trip through the food hall at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo was full of learning opportunities. In this post, we review the top 33 things that we picked up on our visit. We even found a general rule of thumb for most displays and marketing efforts. These elements were neat, engaging, and beautiful, and the focus was on the flavor of food, with a few nutrient benefits sprinkled in for marketing. Marketing efforts extolled offers of more nutrients for fewer calories in many of the featured products.
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

We love to play with MyPlate. This post reviews a few ways that we tested MyPlate's applications in the real world. We moved a McDonald's value meal out of the bag and onto a plate, which offers a better sense of portions and proportions. When we brought it into...
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

On June 2nd, the USDA will release a new food icon to help consumers use all of the wonderful information presented in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We will keep you up to date with the latest news about this new icon, and this post includes links to...