‘real food’

Stevia in Strawberries: Nutrition Gone Awry?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

I hope I’m not reading this right. In an e-newsletter last week, I saw a link to an article titled “Stevia-sweetened strawberries point to low-cal fruit potential.”  I had to click on it.  Low-cal fruit potential?  What were they talking about? Fruit is low in calories — naturally. It was an article based on another from Innovative Food Science & […] Read more »


It Happened This Week: Counterclockwise, Positive Body Image in Children, Beauty Foods, and More Vitamin D

By Mary

Crabby McSlacker met Harvard social psychologist, Ellen Langer, who wrote the ground-breaking book Mindfulness, as well as a new book, called Counterclockwise.  Langer’s research on mindfulness and the “psychology of possibility” led her to believe we can use the power of the mind to do things like improve our health and reverse the physical affects of aging.  The cranky, not-particularly-optimistic […] Read more »

Counterclockwise by Ellen Langer

Do Diet Foods Lead to Weight Gain?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

As I was casting about for a subject to write about this morning, I ran across an article published in Time magazine that asked this question a couple years ago.  It grabbed my attention because it reminded me of a brief piece I wrote almost 20 years ago titled Will the Real Diet Food Please Stand Up. The Newsweek article […] Read more »


For a Smaller Waist, Eat Red Meat, Butter & Whole Milk?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

I recently rediscovered the blog Junkfood Science whose author Sandy Szwarc, BSN, RN, CCP describes as “critical examinations of studies and news on food, weight, health and healthcare that mainstream media misses.  Debunks popular myths, explains science and exposes fraud that affects your health.” Like us at Green Mountain at Fox Run, Sandy is an advocate of Health at Every […] Read more »


In Praise of Real Food

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Spring has sprung, at least on the calendar.  It may still be snowing in your part of the world (as it is in mine), but we know the days of summer are just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere.  For many of us that means gardens, farmers’ markets, seasonal produce, good food, good times.  Even during a tough economy, […] Read more »