Posts Tagged "wellness"

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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The Colors of Health debuts at FNCE 2013

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Food and Wellness Group team is previewing its Colors of Health initiative at the 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, October 19 – 22. The Colors of Health is a color-guided, goal-oriented marketing initiative to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables to 5 cups a day. Using the power and appeal of color to communicate the health benefits of fruits and vegetables–and drive increased purchase and consumption–the program is designed to move people from passive awareness to active achievement. At FNCE Expo Booth 1730, the team is previewing...

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Words of Wellness: Flexitarian

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in The Food Well | 2 comments

Words of Wellness: Flexitarian

Simplicity is the goal of many modern diets. Ban all carbs (Atkins); ban anything that can’t be hunted or gathered (Paleo); ban all animal products (Vegan); ban anything you wouldn’t have seen on an Italian menu 50 years ago (Mediterranean). Of course I’m over simplifying here; but if you take all of this dietary advice together, you’d die of starvation. Which perhaps is why so many people are describing themselves these days as “flexitarian.”

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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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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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