Posts Tagged ‘Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’

A New Expert Committee for New Dietary Guidelines

February 23, 2019 — We have an interesting climb ahead. Yesterday the USDA announced members of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Clearly some groups are very happy. Unhappy campers – we know you’re out there – haven’t spoken up yet. Happy Bakers Among the happy campers was America’s Baking industry. The American Bakers Association celebrated with a press […]

Where’s the Full Prescribing Information for Food?

August 15, 2017 — Really? “The doctor’s office is moving into the kitchen,” says the New York Times. So where can we find the full prescribing information? In a cheery feature, Donna De La Cruz describes physicians who have discovered that nutrition is an issue at the root of many problems they see. The Dr. Yum Project Pediatrician Nimali Fernando […]

Mangled Messages about Saturated Fats

October 19, 2016 — Depending on what you read, you might be firm in your faith that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats is a good strategy for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Or your might wonder about sensational ideas advanced by health reporters like Sandy Hingston and Nina Teicholz. Hingston says “USDA screwed up the American diet – and […]

Sweet Tweets about Nutrition and Health (or Not)

October 18, 2016 — How much scientific rigor can you pack into a seminar about nutrition tweets? At the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Boston yesterday, Cheryl Toner and Heather Mangieri proved you can pack quite a bit. All in the context of nutrition in popular culture. The video on the right – gently poking […]

CSOWM: New Marker for Expert Obesity Care

October 17, 2016 — Until recently, finding expert obesity care has not been easy. Most primary care providers are reluctant to treat obesity seriously. They are also slow to refer. Among hundreds of thousands of allied health professionals, some have real expertise in obesity care, but most do not. Finding an expert provider is often a matter of trial […]

Obesity Bias Squared

May 6, 2016 — Bias hits people who live with the chronic disease of obesity, and the professionals who devote their careers to overcoming it, with a double dose – obesity bias squared. Intellectual bias that favors personal convictions in obesity and nutrition has a profound effect on research and the scientific literature in obesity. Writing in Clinical Obesity, Krista […]

Three Sources for Good Nutrition Advice

January 1, 2016 — Right about now, advice on your diet is pretty easy to find. But finding good nutrition advice is a whole other matter. Khloe Kardashian wants to tell you how she lost 35 pounds. US Weekly has helpfully gathered up diet secrets from  all the hottest stars. (Oops — maybe they’re not secret anymore.) And of […]

27 States Flaunting ACA Ban on Healthcare Discrimination

November 23, 2015 — Five major medical groups have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, charging 27 states with  healthcare discrimination that violates the Affordable Care Act. They cite denial of access to surgical care for obesity that discriminates against people based on pre-existing conditions, disabilities, and gender. All […]

Why Tolerate Magic Weight Loss Scams?

October 22, 2015 — As a matter of policy, FDA tolerates magic weight loss scams. They really don’t have much choice. Unlike prescription or over-the-counter drugs, FDA was effectively stripped of the power to regulate any claims of effectiveness for dietary supplements by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. Supplement marketers can make any claims they […]

The Krispy Kreme Clinic for Children

October 16, 2015 — Charlie Greer was right when he was pitching his famous line: “Where money talks, nobody walks.” So it is that $2 million from a doughnut fundraiser led the North Carolina Children’s Hospital to rename its clinic to become the “Krispy Kreme Challenge Children’s Specialty Clinic.” Seriously. Never in a million years would we make this […]