The paradox grows-and that isn’t just myself and a colleague gaining weight (pair a docs…get it…never mind). During several of my last lectures/book signings I have discussed the concept of the obesity paradox. For those unable to attend, the obesity paradox refers to a number of well-done of studies showing that among patients with established heart disease, other medical conditions and even the general population at large, those who are overweight or even mildly obese by BMI standards fare… Continue
Added by Michael Fenster on August 14, 2012 at 8:00am —
One of the primary arguments for providing calorie information at restaurants is that it will help people make better choices. As Americans continue to expand at the waist, we're seeing that while knowledge might be power, it's not enough to alter decisions.
A new study from… Continue
Added by Josh Hersh on February 15, 2012 at 7:00am —
Fresh baked bread, imported meats, house-made spreads...what’s not to love about an artisan sandwich? Well, the calorie count may be an issue to some people. With New Years and Resolutions just around the corner it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about ways to cut calories for those diners on a weight loss mission. Sandwiches provide an easy platform to make simple changes that will lower their fat and calorie contents. Here are some ideas to help get started:
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on December 14, 2011 at 1:36pm —
Earlier this week during an in-office conversation about America’s obesity epidemic (these conversations happen a lot at FoodCALC) I was reminded of a Time Magazine article from a few years ago that really struck me. I handed the article off to my colleague Lara Baldwin who also had some of my similar thoughts on the matter I thought I’d share them with you:
Childhood obesity is a hot topic these days, and it seems that… Continue
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on June 29, 2011 at 4:01pm —
It looks like health advocates are going back to old fashioned techniques for combating childhood obesity. The old reward or penalize method is the latest tactic proposed Santa Clara County California for fast food restaurants who offer free toys with kids meals.
The toy ban would only allow restaurants to offer toys in kid’s meals if the meals meet nutritional criteria (less than 485 calories, no more than 35 percent of calories from fat or 10 percent from added sweeteners, or have… Continue
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on May 6, 2010 at 6:00am —
A few weeks ago I blogged about changing the way kids view healthy foods by introducing nutritious foods in schools. A lot of you agreed and made some great comments about different ways that schools can teach… Continue
Added by Alyson Mar, RD on April 22, 2010 at 5:00am —
First Lady Michelle Obama has started a new campaign to end childhood obesity. Let's Move!
focuses on four primary principles one of them being serving healthier food in school cafeterias. She has chosen to start this campaign with the hope that the next generation of children will reach adult life at a healthy weight.
This campaign was launched during President Obama's… Continue
Added by Dani on March 17, 2010 at 6:30am —
I carry a few extra pounds and have changed my diet to address the issue. My choices center mostly on fish and chicken with an occasional cheeseburger, Philly steak, gyro, etc. As a somewhat intelligent adult, I can pretty much figure out what to avoid when dining out, or, perhaps I splurge and set the diet aside for the night.
If someone has an allergy or sensitivity they need only make that known when placing the reservation, and should expect accommodation or look… Continue
Added by Paul Green on March 15, 2009 at 7:34am —
In 2009, the (lousy) economy will be the driving force behind trends we saw emerging in 2008, including energy conservation and sustainability, health and nutrition, and new technologies like online ordering, mobile applications and social networking.
Tough times inspire change
According to a poll
Added by Dani on December 11, 2008 at 11:00am —
This was from a colleague of mine, she writes:
I personally do not have kids in school yet, but I am married to a teacher and he eats the school lunch most every day. So, I get the comments that I am sure many parents get from their kids. I hear things like - "...today we had pizza/corn". This is how he refers to this perfect meal - not as two separate menu items, but rather as one since they are always served together and have been… Continue
Added by Rob Corliss on October 16, 2008 at 10:15am —
First it was trans fats; today Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that enforces the posting of calorie information on menus and indoor menu boards throughout California.
Already, services like Calorie Count(TM)
provide web access to nutritional information; some establishments like chicken restaurant chain Koo Koo Roo are using nutritional transparency as a selling point.
As of July 1 2009, chains with… Continue
Added by John Dumbrille on September 30, 2008 at 9:54pm —
Anyone heard about this piece of legislation?
Found this little gem at nrn.com (Nation's Restaurant News)...yeesh!
(To be fair, I read another article on the topic that said the bill was introduced with absolutely no intention of passing it, but to bring attention to the obesity problem in Mississippi. Still...)
JACKSON ,… Continue
Added by Restaurant Guru on February 5, 2008 at 1:27pm —