Distorting Nutrition Facts to Generate Buzz

Huffington Post, 3/2/15 Michael Jacobson of CSPI argues against  Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, op-ed in The New York Times entitled “The Government’s Bad Diet Advice” point by point. Both articles address the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report released last month.

We crave that sweet taste – but at what cost?

Washington Post, 3/2/15 Sweetener use and sugar consumption are controversial issues, especially on the heels of the release of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. There are pros and cons to artificial sweetener use and the funding behind, and potential bias, in sweetener research is hotly debated.

Things you didn’t know about pasta

FoxNews/The Daily Meal, 3/2/15 Citing data from the National Pasta Association, Americans eat 15 pounds of pasta per year. In addition, the article cites, that aldente pasta keeps you fuller longer, pasta contains protein, and pasta is sustainable.

The Fiber Bar: a food that deludes

US News and World Report, 3/3/15 Are fiber bars the cureall for meeting fiber intake? This article by dietitian Tamara Duker Fruman thinks otherwise.

Another study finds Mediterranean diet may cut heart risks

US News and World Report, 3/4/15 A recent study from Greece looked at the diets of 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked for 10 years. Nearly 20 percent of men and 12 percent of women in the study developed or died from heart disease.

WHO to basically everybody: Stop eating so much sugar

Washington Post, 3/4/15 The World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on sugar consumption, recommending adults and children reduce their daily intake of “free” sugars and keep total sugar intake to less than ten percent of total energy intake.

AHA: Many U.S. Adults Taking Action to Reduce Sodium Intake

Physician’s Briefing, 3/4/15 A press release from American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2015 Scientific Sessions, held from March 3 to 6 in Baltimore revealing fifty-three percent taking action; receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake.