Older Not Old -- Looking Past the Promise

Marketers love my mom. They phone, send her snail mail, populate her inbox, and come at her with more and more promises, thinking eventually she may say yes. Like my mom, many older adults are the targets of scammers trying to sell hope. Maybe in that way older adults are similar to people trying to

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What’s Bean Going On in Snacks?

As a co-author of Bean Briefs, a twice-yearly summary of research on beans, I keep an eye on what’s going on in the world of beans. So I was pretty excited to see and taste lots of new snacks made with beans at Expo West. Some of these likely were introduced as part of the

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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

Study says eating out leads to more calories and fat

#400CalorieFix gives tips for managing food away from home http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00953.x/abstract

Slow down & enjoy ur food

URI study says fast eaters eat more food (therefore calories) per minute. http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-eating-rates-20111109,0,1829357.story

Unhealthy eating habits start young

C’mon parents.Its up to u to serve more veggies & whole grains and fewer cookies & snax.Nestle FITS says kids get more calories from snax than healthy.They don’t buy food; you do.

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

1 in 6 use menu #caloriecounts to cut calories

in BMJ study: /www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d4464. #400caloriefix helps diners choose wisely.

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.