October 03, 2014

4:52 PM | What to do with Picky Eaters? An Approach to Fill Nutrient Gaps
Nutrition experts recommend getting essential vitamins and minerals from a balanced diet – one with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products. The challenge is that we don’t always make good choices. Reasons include: time costs, sensory and physical aspects, access, and perceived value.  People with lower incomes eat fewer servings of vegetables and fruits.  Food preferences. Even Presidents can shun nutrient-rich foods such as Brussels sprouts, liver […]
5:00 AM | Bottled Water & Tea Lead Global Drinks Growth
Tea saw consumption growth of 62 billion liters between 2008 and 2013.

October 02, 2014

5:51 PM | Vitamin D, Genetics and Blood Glucose Management
Did you read that a genetic study casts doubt that vitamin D prevents the development of type 2 diabetes? Well, don’t believe everything you read. The authors are quoted, “Our findings suggest that interventions to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by increasing concentrations of vitamin D are not currently justified.” That is one opinion. Here is a different perspective. Ye and colleagues combined data from 22 observational studies with almost 100,000 participants to […]
5:00 AM | AHPA Proposal for More Useful Prop 65 Warning Gains Traction Among Regulators
OEHHA to consider AHPA's informative, consumer friendly label warning.
5:00 AM | Global Snack Food Sales Reach $374 Billion Annually
Meal-replacement foods showing strong growth; absence of ingredients in snacks more important than the addition of them.

October 01, 2014

7:30 PM | Evaluating Nutrition (and Food) Risk
Every day we are confronted with risks: crossing streets, not wearing seatbelts, walking under upright ladders, failing to lockout equipment, not wearing safety glasses or hearing protection, running across wet floors, living in tornado zones, wearing bicycle helmets, etc. Some activities are more hazardous than others. The challenge is assessing the magnitude of the risk. For the past two days, I participated on a Food Advisory Committee convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 
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