Posts Tagged "MyPlate"

Words of Wellness: The New Balance

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in The Food Well | 1 comment

Recently I came across this quote from Janet Riley, president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (a branch of the American Meat Institute): “Hot dogs are a great Chicago tradition and part of a healthy, balanced diet.” Granted she was under duress. The Harvard School of Public Health had just released a study linking red meat with an early grave, and the activist group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine had just erected giant billboards near ballparks claiming “Hot dogs cause butt cancer.” She was offering up the standard AMI line. Yet the words “balanced...

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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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