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...
 
Cooking, Food and Health

To test my son's hypothesis of satiety for his science fair project, each volunteer ate as much as they wanted until they felt full and the amount was recorded. To ensure that each volunteer was hungry and to avoid bias each volunteer was not allowed to eat 2 hours before the test and the test was recorded at the same time of the day - after school. The results were statistically significant.
 
Cooking, Food and Health

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University completed a study that shows that hiding veggies in foods is an effective strategy to get people to eat more veggies and significantly fewer calories. We wanted to give this fun idea of hiding pureed vegetables in foods a try.
 
Food and Health

Did you ever notice when you go out to eat you always order the same thing at a restaurant? Well, why not do that at "your" restaurant? Sure, you can alter your list and add new dishes or change them as needed. You can also find something neat to...