Science-based conversations about micronutrient inadequacies (vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, etc) & benefits of good nutrition. Tweets by @MIMcBurney and @juliakbird
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Making healthy nutrition choices is a challenge for many Americans. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report highlighted the many nutrient shortfalls in the diet of Americans including vitamins A, D, and C, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. In 2010 the facts up front-of-pack (FOP) labeling initiative was implemented to help consumers, make healthy choices. The approach is that there are ‘simple’ icons that show calories, nutrients to limit and an […]
Problem: Health advisors think processed foods lack nutrition. Consequence: People feel guilty about purchasing and enjoying nutrient-rich foods. Reality: Commercial processing can improve the nutritional content of foods by better nutrient preservation (flash frozen vegetables) and fortification (vitamin D addition to dairy products, iodization of salt, folate fortification of flour). Evidence: CDC nutritional status survey.
When looking for topics to write about for Talking Nutrition, I first look at what diet and nutrition stories are in the news. A Google News search for “diet” shows a series of headlines which accomplish little in the quest to improve public understanding of nutrition. It seems sometimes that the public understanding of nutrition is based upon the media’s interpretation of nutrition news, which is not always the most accurate. The result is shifts in dietary trends and […]
While many a bestseller has covered the topic of psychological differences between the sexes, women and men also differ in terms of their nutritional needs. Part of this difference stems from the generally larger body size and higher muscle mass of men. This is reflected in the Dietary Reference Intakes for which there is a higher recommendation for men compared to women. For example, men have greater needs for fats, protein, water, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, K, magnesium and zinc. On the […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new recommendations on the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs). With approximately 300,000 newborns being born annually with NTDs, it is important that women who may become pregnant consume recommended amounts (400 µg folic acid daily).
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