and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D. Katherine Zeratsky and Jennifer Nelson Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D., C.N.S.D. Jennifer Nelson is your link to a better diet. As specialty editor of the nutrition and healthy eating guide, she plays a vital role in bringing you healthy recipes and meal planning. “Nutrition is one way people have direct control over the quality of their lives,” she says. “I hope to translate the science of nutrition into ways that people can select and prepare great-tasting foods that help maintain health and treat disease.” A St.
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Nutrition Labels Aimed to Dupe Consumers—And How to Tell What You’re Really Eating
There’s no question that you’d feel a lot fuller if you eat the banana. So the calories aren’t the same, because you’re probably going to have to eat more later in the day to compensate. And then there is also the nutrients. You’re getting a phenomenal number of nutrients from the banana. You’re not getting any of that from the potato chips. Warner refers to a study published a year ago revealing that humans dont absorb all of the calories in almonds. According to new estimates, almonds have 20 percent less calories than previously thought.
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Rutgers breaks ground on new nutrition center
The new institute also received a $10 million endowed research fund from an anonymous donor. The institute will host six interdisciplinary centers of excellence, bringing together faculty members from Rutgers’ departments of food science, nutrition, public policy, pharmacy, exercise science and sport studies, genetics, agriculture, and health sciences research. The six centers include the Center for Childhood Nutrition and Education, which is dedicated to educating preschool-age children about nutrition, and a specialized Student Health Center, which will provide advanced counseling for eating disorders and incorporate nutrition as a part of health care. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a long track record of supporting Rutgers University, particularly in the area of health- and health care-related research, said James S. Marks, senior vice president and director of the foundation’s Health Group. Peter Gillies, founding director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, said the institute’s evidence-based research will focus on how the country’s major health issues are affected by developmental nutrition. As a top priority, the institute will focus on ways to stem the epidemic rise in obesity and obesity-related disorders such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, Gillies said.
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Are Nutrition Labels More or Less Pointless?
But like a lot of writers who set out to demystify the eight-point type on the side of your Cheerios, its not long before were wading into thoroughly confounding territory. (E.g., Usually when we think of saturated fat, we are talking about long-chain saturated fatty acids with 16 or 18 carbons [palmitic and stearic acid, respectively].) Keep that in mind next time youre weighing which butter substitute to buy. Its not Richardsons fault; it just takes far more to understand the mechanics of human nutritional science than what can fit on the side of a cereal box (or even your average blog post). In the face of a discussion about the most beneficial ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, for example, the whole do-gooder premise of those nutrition labels that were all so familiar with does start to seem laughableif only because we realize that we dont really know what language those labels are speaking after all. A few important takeaways from Richardsons article for those of us who are never going to be able to keep our palmitic and stearic acids straight: Not all calories are created equal.
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