For years, people would routinely pose the same question me “so what are you?” Pretty sure that people are clear that I’m a brunette, a female, even that I’m a dietitian (though sometimes they confuse that with a nutritionist – sorry folks, I have a license and the educate years and internship to show for […]Continue Reading...
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Did I just hear right? Indeed I did. I caught a moment of the news and the anchor was covering a new study touting these results – and later, after a quick online search, I learned that this anchor wasn’t alone – many were covering the “4 cup a day, keep diabetes away” story. Here’s […]
In a never-ending cycle of “we say it’s good today, then we say it’s bad tomorrow” the recent raising of the vitamin D daily recs, while acknowledging the need to increase levels in Americans, confuses consumers with a concern about whether to supplement and what levels are actually best. The following review on the matter […]
Last month, I once again went “to the source” of a food (nutrient) as part of my ongoing effort to see food production firsthand and address any questions or concerns that I have on behalf of US consumers. Unlike recent trips to Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Alaska, this trip hardly took me off the […]
To help answer this issue, Ashley Koff RD created and moderated a panel at this year’s American Dietetic Association conference (FNCE) in Boston. The panel, sponsored by Earthbound Farm, Nature’s Path, Native, and Stonyfield Farms included an introductory video: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUD4R_UUhM&fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6] where each company discussed why they are committed to organic food and then opened up […]
Today, at Good Morning America Health, I tackled the issue of back-to-school nutrition. What’s important to consider is that a) you and your child(ren) “break the fast” to get the body in energy usage mode b) that you aim for a balance of nutrients – some carb+protein + healthy fat (+unlimited veggies) at each eating […]
Q: I love ice cream, frozen yogurt, and basically every frozen treat (especially in summer). Are some choices better than others, nutritionally speaking? A: What do you love about ice cream or frozen yogurt or summer treats — the smoothness, the coldness, the sweetness? Whenever you pick a summer dessert or sweet eating occasion, think […]
This weekend the X games hit Los Angeles and Ashley Koff Approved (AKA)is helping to make sure that VIP attendees, the media and athletes have healthIER choices to snack on, drink, and maintain their optimal energy (while enjoying every bite or sip). Just like with the AKA Craft Services Makeover Project, AKA worked with X […]
Best ways to have ton of energy By Kimberly Goad, Health.com May 29, 2010 7:52 a.m. EDT (Health.com) — If you didn’t know better, you might think that all the energy necessary to get through the ups and downs of an average day could be found in a powder, a pill, or a suspiciously small […]