Posts Tagged "health"

Bringing The Colors of Health To America’s Dietitians:

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in The Food Well | 0 comments

Bringing The Colors of Health To America’s Dietitians:

This week, the Food and Wellness Group is in Houston to preview The Colors of Health to those on the ground floor of America’s campaign for better health through improved nutrition. Here at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, we are previewing the new, color-guided, goal-oriented marketing initiative developed by the Food and Wellness Group to finally “move the needle” in the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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Words of Wellness: Paleo

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in The Food Well | 14 comments

Words of Wellness: Paleo

Let me stipulate right up front that this is not a post about the pros and cons of the hunter/gatherer diet. Plenty of other better-qualified folks are researching, reviewing and debating the merits of eating like a caveman. Not I.  (If you’re interested, Dr. David Katz’s HuffPost commentary from 2011 is a good place to start.) My interest is purely…epicurean. Paleo piqued my curiosity when it surfaced unexpectedly in two unrelated conversations. The first was with my son Ben. He’s 26, lives in San Francisco, and is part of an electronic music group, The M Machine. During a recent...

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Gee, I wonder if something needs to change…

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in The Food Well | 2 comments

Let’s face it, everyone understands that fruits and veggies are healthy for you. Right? In fact, we know through research that the number-one reason people eat fruits and veggies is health. It is not, as believed even by some produce industry leaders, taste. Not a day goes by in this country without numerous positive stories being written about the health benefits of produce. In the debate over obesity, in national dietary guidelines like MyPlate, fruits and veggies are the health stars of all the food groups.  Yes, milk, nuts and whole grains are in the conversation and certainly deserve...

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Words of Wellness: Wellness

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in The Food Well | 0 comments

Words of Wellness: Wellness

So well meaning…. The other day, I informed my tai chi teacher that I worked for the Food and Wellness Group. He looked at me funny. “I hate this word wellness,” he said.  “Why don’t you just say health?” I could have pointed out that his tai chi classes were part of the Y’s “Wellness” offering (and also that tai chi teachers shouldn’t be haters) but thought better of it. The words health and wellness are often coupled together as if they were two peas in a pod. Is there a difference between them? I decided to do some skimming  (as in skim-the-surface research).  I...

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