Each bite counts during National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and every month! Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, NNM this year calls us to “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” NNM is my excuse to put out a boatload of (bordering on too much) nutrition and lifestyle advice, tips and recipes to my clients and social media followers. Putting my best fork forward means a lot of different things to me - learn more now!
February is the month of love. It’s also is Heart Month, which means heart health is at the top of many people’s minds. Take advantage of this increased awareness and encourage your clients to show their heart some love by using these helpful tips when preparing meals!
Trends come and go in the food and nutrition world, including those surrounding dietary fats. For years, experts and consumers alike believed low-fat was the way to go. However, as research continues to support the premise that not all fat is bad, and some fats are even beneficial to health, experts now focus on quality rather than quantity. Consumers are catching on and the fear of fat is fading! Learn more about this and other trends in dietary fats!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and one-in-six healthcare dollars is spent on cardiovascular disease. However, a new study shows that replacing just 5 percent of energy from dietary saturated fats with equivalent energy from monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) could save the U.S. $25.7 billion in heart-disease related healthcare costs annually. Read the full blog post to learn about the details of this study!
Earlier this year, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts Panel for packaged foods. Updates to the label reflect new scientific research, including the relationship between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label is also designed to be more easily understood by consumers. Find out more about the updates, including what’s changing and not changing with fat messaging.