An Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position statement supports a total-diet approach to nutrition and warns that putting too much emphasis on specific foods as "good" or "bad" can cause people to give up efforts to make dietary improvements. New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle said the paper, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "may be strictly correct," but it aligns the group with the food industry and may aid industry attempts to prevent government regulation of its products.
School nutrition professionals in the Green Bay, Wis., school district say they are working to make substitutions for students with gluten allergies, including mashing potatoes -- rather than serving them instant potatoes, which sometimes contain gluten. "We want them to experience the full dining experience, and at the same time assure parents that we are providing foods that are safe for kids to eat," said Laura Rowell, a registered dietitian for the Green Bay district.
While many cleansing or detox diets are offered in liquid form, solid dishes can be made with the same beneficial ingredients, including ginger, tamarind and coconut. Dishes including tamarind shrimp, yellow split peas with coconut and ginger-lamb coconut curry are nutritious, tasty and may confer diet-boosting benefits, according to this article.
Participants who chewed their food for 30 seconds showed lower food consumption than did those who ate at a normal speed and those who paused for 10 seconds between bites, a study indicated. Focusing on the process of food intake may trigger the brain to "remember" the meals longer and help it send fewer signals to eat more, researchers wrote in the journal Appetite.
Bon Appetit editors recommend these 10 dishes as perfect Father's Day gifts. Included are recipes for grilled-brined shrimp with garlic oil, beer-brined grilled pork chops and spice cake with blackberry filling and cream cheese frosting.