ICYMI, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released on January 7... The public (I’m going to include the media in that statement) has been a little up in arms with this news. Critiques and frustrations abound, but those that I find most interesting are “why should I care?” and “how is this different?”.
One of the ways this plays out is that I can advocate for eating canned fruits and vegetables. You've probably heard over and over again that fresh is best, and to shop the perimeter of the grocery store. While this advice is well-intentioned, it can leave us feeling confused or guilty when we reach for some convenience items.
Ultimately, remember that how you talk about food and your own body matters. Off-handedly commenting on the eating habits of others is rarely helpful, and often hurtful. Health takes on many different forms, and how we speak to ourselves and one another is a big part of it.
ICYMI, I had the chance to write a guest post on Nutrition Nuptials, a blog by fellow dietitian, Mandy Unanski Enright. Mandy is part of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group with me, and she invited me to share some thoughts on introducing healthy foods at Thanksgiving.
You may only know of him as Amy Schumer's uncle, but Chuck Schumer has been a senator in New York state since I was in high school. Recently, he has taken a stand against a new product on the shelves - a caffeinated version of peanut butter.
My obsession with Siggi's yogurt is definitely not a secret. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen plenty of evidence of how I like to eat my Siggi's. Last week, I was invited to attend a special breakfast event for dietitians - and a couple of food bloggers - that Siggi's hosted. It involved hearing more about the company from the founder, Siggi Hilmarsson. The event was great, and reminded me of why I love the yogurt and can so easily evangelize for them :)