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.
The EU is sponsoring a new project, NEMO, or nano-based capsule endoscopy with molecular imaging and optical biopsy, that will work toward the development of a smarter and smaller Given Pill-Cam to help with gastrointestinal surgery. The camera-equipped capsule will cause no discomfort for the patient, will be easy for the doctor to direct and will send back near-video-quality images for analysis.
The sage plant is in full bloom during the brisk fall months, and its flavor -- a mix of rosemary, mint and pine -- complements seasonal produce and lightens heavier meat dishes. Sage can even help such dishes as shortbread make the jump from savory to sweet, and this Bon Appetit article offers five other suggestions on how to use the herb.