Calorie Counting on Menus: Are we headed in the right direction?

FDA: Some Restaurants Must List Calories On Menus Last Tuesday I began my morning with my typical commute to work…heading down the road with the heat on, coffee mug in hand, listening to NPR Morning Edition when Allison Aubrey informed me that today The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release new rules that will require restaurants […]

Calories…Again??? Le Sigh

I wrote a post last week on We Are the Real Deal (WATRD) in which I decried the fact that calorie limits are a big part of the new school lunch/breakfast regulations.  Of course, people are concerned about childhood obesity and are trying to come up with ways to help kids. Unfortunately, the focus on […]

It’s Not Nice To Label…Or Is It?

With the Obamas on the healthcare case, Americans may find themselves thinking twice before ordering a Frappuccino or coffee cake at Starbucks. Buried deep within the President’s health care reform bill there lays a mandate which requires big food chains to come up with the goods on their goods. This new federal law requires obligations for […]

How Calories Really Count

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan AT ALL of counting calories.  Unless, of course, you’re counting something besides what we normally think of.  In today’s guest post by Janet Helm, MS, RD, which originally appeared in and is reprinted with permission from Cooking Light, she tells us how calories really count.  It’s […]

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work: A Rant

News flash:  Many Americans are clueless of how many calories they do or should eat. This according to a headline in USA Today, based on a recent survey of over 1,000 Americans. My question:  who cares? It’s irrelevant whether Americans are clueless about calories.  Because trying to know how many calories we do and “should” […]

It Happened This Week: Vitamin D, the Hormone, the Freshman 15 and Juggling for Fitness

Turns out Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin —  isn’t actually a vitamin at all.   It’s a hormone, and a pretty powerful one, too (are any of them not?).  Check out the Vitamin D Council for info and a do-it-yourself test for vitamin D levels that you can do in your own home.  If you […]

When Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

[div class=”callout-right”]Read This Related Article: On Calories, Restaurants & Healthy Eating[end-div]My post several weeks ago about calories on restaurant menus got me thinking about calorie counting in general.  I know there are folks who swear by it, and I’m not attempting to dissuade them.  I’m all for people finding what works for them. But I […]