One More Bit of Food News…

Complaints haven’t been all about MyPlate (see above). The EWG has also been taken to task by some after their release of the latest edition of their list of produce with the most pesticide residue, the “Dirty Dozen.” The basic gripe is that they’re unduly scaring people, which may make them avoid eating enough vegetables […]

“Buy Fresh, Buy Local” in the San Joaquin Valley

By now, you’ve seen the USDA’s new and maybe/maybe not improved nutrition graphic, MyPlate, right? Wait. That’s the baseball edition (via Food Politics). This, of course, is MyPlate: Yes, there have been valid criticisms made about the graphic – here, here and here, for example – but taking the broad view, the clearer emphasis on […]

What’s Good Food to a 7 Year Old?

Chatting with one of our clients after her recent appointment, we got to talking about some of the great documentaries about food and the food industry that have been made over the past decade – from Super Size Me to Food, Inc. – and TV shows such as Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. This, of course, […]

Sites We Like: Fruits & Veggies – More Matters

As we’ve said before, we get a lot of media releases. Most of them go right into the trash, usually because they’re inappropriate to this blog’s focus, uninformative or seem to have little purpose beyond trying to get a mention for some product. (We aim to keep this a commercial-free space.) But every once in […]

Stat!: Dietary Delusions

  The McGraw Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine, cited by The Free Dictionary, defines a healthy diet as “any diet based on sound nutritional principles” that typically has these features: High consumption of fruits & vegetables Low consumption of red meat & fatty foods Raw foods & whole grains are preferred to processed or […]

Vegetables High in Folic Acid Can Lower Mouth Cancer Risk

Women who consume high volumes of folic acid found in Vitamin B from vegetables and some fruits are less likely to suffer from mouth cancer. For 30 years, researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center and Harvard School of Public Health tracked the health habits of 87,000 nurses. They found that women who drank a […]

Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk & Other News of Note

Gum Disease Raises Arthritis Risk (WebMD) “We’ve known for a while that there is an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. But our new work suggests periodontal disease is causal,” says study head Jerry A. Molitor, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of rheumatology and autoimmune disease at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. […]

Gum Disease/Cancer Link & Other News of Note

Gum Disease May Increase Head and Neck Cancer Risk (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Taking good care of your teeth may help cut your risk of developing head or neck cancer, suggests a new study that links a gum disease to such tumors. Having chronic periodontitis, a gum disease involving the progressive loss of the bone and soft […]

7 Ways to Get More Veg and Fruit in Your Diet

chocolate monster mel/Flickr Include a green garden salad with both lunch and dinner. Include a piece of fresh fruit with your breakfast each morning. And if you choose to have desserts with other meals, choose fruit. Consider your plate. Let any meat, starch and grain (potato, pasta, bread, rice or other cooked grains) fill no […]