Nutrition in the News
Nutrition news can be confusing! I only post articles and blogs here from sources I trust so you know you are getting the best information for you and your family. I personally read everything I post and check for good sources. We update this page often so you can stay up to date without having to wade through all of the news yourself.
October 26, 2016
Handling Halloween candy can be a big stressor for many parents. This article outlines the advice given by Ellyn Satter on how to keep this holiday fun.
Low-carb 'keto' diets have some health benefits and some risks
October 2, 2019
This is a balanced article that explains both the risks and benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets. My main caution I would give for these diets is that we have very little long term evidence for them. If a diet will not cause you to be better off 1, 2, 5 or even 10 years down the road, then you need to be cautious about it. Always take a long view when it comes to your health.
Breast Cancer Nutrition Myths & Truths
October 20, 2018
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and even though this is a blog from 2018, it is still a great resource for evidence based nutrition information related to breast cancer. Check out Cancer Dietitians Facebook page for lots of great info on oncology nutrition.
Pesticide Residue Calculator
Have you ever heard the saying "the dose makes the poison?" Well, it's true. Here's a great resource to show just much conventionally grown produce you or someone in your family would need to eat for pesticide residue to be an issue. Remember, increased fruit and vegetable intake of ANY KIND is beneficial. If you like to buy organic, great! However, avoiding fruits and veggies because you can't always afford the organic option does significantly more harm than any potential pesticide residues will.