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August 6, 2012

If I Were President…

Content, content, content. That’s all you hear about these days. Certainly, content is great, but I strongly feel that quality content reigns supreme, especially when most of the incessant chatter on the ‘Net has become a noisy distraction. Frankly, I can only write meaningful blogs once or twice each month. If you want to read [...]

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June 9, 2011

MyPlate vs. Your Plate

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture finally retired MyPyramid, a confusing, multi-colored icon that did very little to clarify what and how much Americans should be eating.  I to discuss this initiative. The new graphic replacing the pyramid is called MyPlate. It’s a simple image of a dinner plate showing five food groups and [...]

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February 1, 2011

New Dietary Guidelines: What Do They Mean For You?

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services released the seventh edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, designed to give Americans a sense of what their diets need, based on the latest research. While the guidelines remain somewhat unchanged, there are two key points that deserve a closer [...]

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January 24, 2011

Nutrition Today: Who Can You Trust?

When it comes to nutrition, people with questionable credentials are increasing in numbers. So, who can you turn to for the best and most accurate advice?  It’s still the Registered Dietitian. Here’s a rundown of “new” professional credentials available, and why to avoid individuals with these “certifications.” A Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) credential is offered [...]

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September 7, 2010

Changing Lives, Making a Difference: Chef Melissa Jones

Guest Post:  I frequently meet people who are involved in nutrition, wellness and culinary education, but few are as passionate as my friend and colleague, Chef Melissa Jones. Her dedication to spreading the message of good health and great taste goes above and beyond the average consumer outreach; she’s devoted her time, her experience and [...]

Posted in: Cooking, Policy