Today, another pyramid takes its place in history – the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Pyramid. The USDA today unveiled a new image -- an icon -- to help educate people about dietary guidelines and healthy eating.Read Full Story
In the months between New Year's and bathing-suit season, you hear a lot about detox diets and how to kick-start weight loss after a few too many indulgences. But the foods you’re often asked to eat on those diets are the ones you should actually be incorporating into your meals every day, rather than just for a few weeks or months to shed excess weight. SheKnows.com spoke with Diane Henderiks, RD, aka "The Dietitian in the Kitchen,” personal chef, cookbook author and television personality, about making the shift from short-term goals, like fitting into your skinny jeans, to overall healthy lifestyle changes.Read Full Story
Over time, the Food Guide Pyramid has evolved, and on January 31, 2011, the USDA declared the new nutritional laws of the land. With more than two-thirds of Americans overweight, the recommendations address a portly population. Uncle Sam may help you shed a few pounds if you follow these new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.Read Full Story
The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services just released the newest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Updated every five years, the 2010 guidelines emphasize minimizing processed food, getting more fruits and vegetables, and increasing physical activity.Read Full Story
With gluten-free bakeries popping up everywhere, vegan options at all of the hip restaurants, and dietary restrictions becoming a bizarre bragging right, food allergies seem to have developed into more of a trendy statement than a legit medical condition. It’s fair to wonder, are food allergies real or just a bunch of hype?Read Full Story
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