Have any of you listened to the podcast Food Pysch? What are your thoughts on dieting? Food Pysch takes more of an anti-dieting stance, suggesting that dieting may do more harm than good for our health. Per Isabel Foxen Duke, a diet critic referenced in the podcast, “Anytime you’re eating something while telling yourself you’re […]
Check out Canada’s new food guide. Looks similar to MyPlate, right? We love the actual food photos. What do you think?
When our country is concerned about the cost of hunger relief programs, like SNAP (food stamps), we need to think long term. The benefits to us as a society can be enormous. The research is there; food stamps result in healthier and more successful children who are less likely to need government support down the […]
Research found that parents consistently underestimate the amount of sugar in their kids’ food and beverages. This happens when we do Rethink Your Drink in our workshops; participants are SHOCKED when they see how many teaspoons of sugar are in their favorite beverages, including “healthy” ones like juice, tea, and vitamin water. This “health halo” […]
This author captures some important complexities related to eating behaviors. She describes how despite her commitment to Slow Food and its tenets, feelings of nostalgia towards the golden arches (McDonald’s) coexist and influence her. This really resonates with some Leah’s Pantry staff as well! How about you? “The values of Slow Food instruct you to […]
We agree with Tufts Nutrition Dean: YES to focusing on incorporating GOOD foods into your diet versus trying to eliminate all of the “BAD” foods. This is a message that often results in smiles and a sigh of relief from participants. “Wait, I don’t need to cut all the bad foods out of my diet?! […]