Posts Tagged "Obesity"

Obesity and the high cost of eating “cheap”

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in The Food Well | 8 comments

Two major reports were released in May that have the food and wellness community talking, blogging, tweeting and debating. The first, “Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation,” comes from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)

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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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