‘It Happened This Week’

It Happened This Week: Ultraprocessed Foods, Happy Meals & Salty Soup

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Are processed foods contributing to American's problems with weight?  Or is it ultraprocessing that's the problem? Marion Nestle reviews the difference as explained in Journal of the World Public Health Association. San Francisco officials decided this week to limit calories, require fruits and vegetables, and prohibit sugary beverages in any restaurant meal<!–more–> that contains a free toy, a la MacDonald's […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Heartburn, Happiness & Informed Intuition

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Do you take drugs to tame heartburn?  While experts generally agree they're good on a temporary basis, there's growing concern over their chronic use.  Check out this article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. Looks like we don't need expensive vegetable washes to remove pesticide residues from fresh produce.  Scientists have found tap water works just as well.  Adequate friction […] Read more »

It Happened This Week: Social Media & Self-Esteem, Type 2 Diabetes, and Fall Soups & Stews

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Do Facebook and Twitter make you feel better or worse about yourself?  Nourishing the Soul has an interesting piece on social networking and self-esteem. Another good study proves the power of a healthy lifestyle in keeping type 2 diabetes under control.  One of the investigators, Ed Horton of the Joslin Diabetes Center, has been a long-time friend of Green Mountain, […] Read more »