Older Not Older – The wrong fork in the road, Part 1

I recently attended a conference that was sponsored by a dozen companies and organizations. This information contained in this blog post represents my synthesis and interpretation of the material presented. I was not paid for or asked to write this post.

As an older not old adult, I am truly amazed at how decisions

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Older, Not Old: Pumping Up Protein

I just returned from California, where I spent time enjoying meals with my 88-year-old mom. Much of our conversation revolved around protein – Mom, like many older and older-older adults, doesn’t eat enough of it and we were brainstorming ways for her to up the protein. She needs quick and no-fuss, with portions suitable for

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Preschoolers Eat More Veggies and Fruits When Main Dish is Smaller

Very #Volumetrics to reduce meal calorie density, and calories, with more veggies and fruits for preschoolers. See if this study’s strategy works for you. http://bit.ly/zwu62n

Chefs lower calories a la Volumetrics

Wish they would have upped the veggies too! http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-restaurants-20110815,0,6996135.story

Cool Tool for Calories and Food Groups

Govt has useful tool for figuring out calories and food groups www.myfoodapedia.gov

Sugar or HFCS? Too Much Says NHANES

Whether it’s sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, we still get too much. 16% of total calories says NHANES. Read, Sweet Revenge, Chefs Pour on the Sugar in wsj online.

Retweet: Making Food Choices

David Grotto: Most don’t want to do any “math” when is comes to food choices.

Think Your Drink

You walk into Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts or even McDonald’s and buy a coffee drink without too much thought. Mark my words: our love of fancy beverages is going to translate into extra pounds down the road. Why? Because most drinks have lots of calories, sometimes close to one-third of the calories that a

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Guilt-Free Dipping

At last night’s “Big Game” party, I thoroughly enjoyed my friend Pat’s spinach dip, a classic made with a package of frozen spinach, a can of water chestnuts, vegetable soup mix, and something white and fattening, usually sour cream or mayo.

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More Good News About Yogurt

I’m a big yogurt fan, so I was thrilled to read that yogurt sales are up over 33% in the past year, according to SPINSscan, a division of the ACNielsen market research firm. Yogurt is a great multi-tasker “it’s a filling mid-afternoon snack, especially when mixed with chopped nuts and frozen berries”; it makes a

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