How to Use Nutritional Yeast

Have your clients been asking you about nutritional yeast? Well, that’s a good thing! There’s much to love about “nooch”—the affectionate term for nutritional yeast, the plant-based essential that adds savory flavor and a nutritious kick to recipes. If it’s not already a go-to ingredient in your kitchen, consider bringing this staple, with its signature […]

Keys for Supporting Gut Health

Who knew that collectively, a group of tiny life forms in our intestines could have such an impact on our health? The gut microbiome, made up of trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses (and their genes), not only plays a role in the digestion and absorption of our nutrients but actually may […]

Build Kids’ Love of Food via Gardening

Our connection with food changes over our lifetime. But creating a healthful connection is a journey that should begin in childhood. Building a positive, healthy relationship with food is an innate process for kids; children are well attuned to their body’s hunger cues. But as they age, outside pressures and societal norms can affect this […]

Nutrition’s Impact on AMD

Part of the healthy aging process for older adults is preventing or minimizing diseases that jeopardize their well being. Now, imagine noticing a blurry spot near the center of your eye, which slowly grows bigger and eventually leads to blank spots in your vision. Over time, you find it more difficult to recognize the faces […]

Effective Counseling in Low-Socioeconomic Communities

Health disparities in low-socioeconomic communities continue to be a pervasive problem. Low-socioeconomic communities often lack access to healthful, nutrient-dense foods and culturally relevant, high-quality nutrition education, leading to disproportionate chronic disease rates and low self-efficacy to make healthful choices. When high-quality, healthful foods are sold in these communities, they’re often far more expensive than in […]

COVID-19’s Impact on Food Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in major disruptions across America’s food supply chains, revealing weaknesses in our food system. Farmers, businesses, and government agencies such as the USDA are working hard to efficiently redistribute food and reduce waste. The foodservice industry and retail sectors are the two largest purchasers of food produced in America. Due […]

Calcium Balance in Older Adults

Several factors affect nutrient utilization in older adults, including diet, medications, and health conditions. Calcium absorption is of particular concern because in addition to the latter factors that could inhibit uptake, calcium depends on magnesium and vitamin D, making achieving adequate balance more difficult. Furthermore, calcium is especially important for older adults’ bone health; they’re […]

FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Policy Changes

Last month, the FDA released new guidance to food manufacturers and the vending machine industry that temporarily relaxes food labeling requirements in an effort to help minimize the impact of food supply chain disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new policy contains nonbinding recommendations for food labeling and allows for the provisions outlined below. […]

Promoting Better Sleep

If your clients or patients have complained about not getting enough sleep, know they’re not alone. It’s estimated that about 68% of Americans struggle with obtaining quality sleep at least once per week, and about 1 in 3 American adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. What’s causing this? And why does it […]