Nutrition and our Youth

Pick Your Poison: Added Salt

Added Salt: The crystalline, less-than-sweet cousin of Added Sugar. It is generously dumped into the food supply and stealthily inhabits your grocery store shelves. Maybe you invite Added Salt over for a home-prepared meal from time to time, a sprinkle here, a sprinkle there. And the next thing you know, he’s showing up for meals […]

Little kid walking to school

Nutritional policies in schools have seen a radical change over the past few years under the direction of Michelle Obama and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The overall goals of the act are to increase the use of whole grains, fruits and vegetables and low-fat and reduced-fat milk on school menus. Schools also are being […]

Kids at School Lunch Table

In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid Act was signed under the Obama administration, which required the USDA to revamp its policies in regards to school breakfast and lunch nutrition. This was all done under the watchful eye of several nutrition and health groups. These changes involved increasing the availability of whole grains, fruits and vegetables […]

Boy, I wish I had a crystal ball. For more than three years I’ve been discussing menu labeling and just when I think menu labeling legislation is about to pass, I’m still waiting, as are all of you. So what, exactly, is the holdup? Everyone has known from the beginning of this proposed legislation that […]

Consider Serving Beans--A Low Budget Way To Boost Nutrition in Your Menu!

In terms of digestion, beans represent an amazing package of nutrients—every piece is important—but the beauty is in the balance of nutrients. This plant food is uniquely high in protein and it’s also bursting with beneficial plant compounds. You get some good quality carbohydrate grams that interact with lots of fiber to be digested slowly. […]