Pick Your Poison: Natural and Artificial Flavors

As many of the major American holidays have passed, new year's resolutions are occupying our minds rather than visions of sugarplums – or are they? February is here and that means Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Unsaturated Fat

The fat-free craze in America started in the late 1980s when the scientific community started to correlate high-fat diets with heart disease and premature death. Rather than focusing on certain types of fats over others,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Saturated Fat

Is coconut oil the cure for all that ails us? Is the Paleo diet, focused on higher-fat ingredients coming largely from animal sources, the healthiest way to eat? Should full-fat dairy be re-introduced to the…

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Menu Labeling Deadline Drama

Last week was full of excitement and worry, as the FDA released a menu labeling deadline update that shook the foodservice industry. Within 4 days, we went from thinking the industry still had 5 months…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Sugar

Over the last decade, the major nutrients of concern in most dietary recommendations have shifted to include sugar. Although a large body of evidence relating long-term sugar consumption to health disparities is lacking, sugar has…

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FDA to Foodservice: Time to Slash the Sodium

Fast Facts on Sodium: The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that Americans consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 1,500 mg of…

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Serving Up Healthy Options

When it comes to health and nutrition, self-serve buffets and salad bars can be a dangerous place for ravenous diners with endless appetites. Although they offer wide selections and the flexibility to create custom menu…

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Nutrition Spotlight Series: Cholesterol

For years, leading professionals in the food industry have deemed cholesterol as a nutrient of concern due to studies linking it to negative health effects. Many editions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have urged…

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