Do We Vilify Healthful, Affordable Foods?

Affordability and convenience rank high on consumers’ lists of ideal qualities when choosing foods. Yet sometimes, well-meaning health professionals, including RDs, inadvertently steer shoppers away from nutrient-dense foods that check the boxes of both affordability and convenience. Encouraging people to eat fresh, whole foods, and avoid processed and white foods may have negative effects. I […]

The Many Faces of Sustainability

Like the word nutrition, sustainability is a loaded term. It can produce an emotional response and be associated with much misunderstanding. When consumers make purchasing decisions, they often focus on a single aspect of nutrition or one component of sustainability. For example, sometimes clients base their assessment of a food’s healthfulness on its sodium or […]