Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Health experts have long promoted one simple, consistent message when it comes to salt intake: cut back. Now, a review from the Institute of Medicine suggests that a diet too low in sodium may actually be unhealthy for those at risk for heart problems. This conclusion was drawn by a committee designated by IOM tasked…

Earlier this month, the food pyramid officially became old news as the government rolled out a new image to promote healthy eating: a plate depicting the five food groups and how much space they should occupy at mealtime.

  

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Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which has been developing this initiative over the past …

America’s widely recognized food pyramid is being replaced by a simpler, more relevant nutritional symbol: a plate. First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveiled “My Plate,” a graphic intended to give consumers an easy-to-understand guide to healthy eating, at a news conference Thursday.

my plate logo - insidefeatured.jpgThe symbol is divided into …

When the label on the children’s food product says it’s better for you, chances are it’s not, and one nutrition advocacy group suggests that in the absence of federal regulation, companies are making deceptive claims.

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Prevention Institute of Oakland, CA. found that 84 percent of the children’s food products it examined did not meet even …

How many times a day do you consider the nutritional value of what you place on your tongue? Do you think, “Mmmmm…Beta Carotein, just what I wanted?” Huh? Never?

Don’t tell me you’ve never thought, “Oh yea, calcium is just what I needed this morning!” Really? Not you?

All right, how about “Yummy, yummy chocolate?” …