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Explaining the science and debunking the myths of nutrition, metabolism, and health.

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Big Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

Did you hear?? The biggest news in nutrition policy in two decades?? The new Nutrition Facts Label is here!! (I’ll wait while you compose yourself after all the cheering, celebrating, and champagne popping…) Last week, Michelle Obama presented the new FDA food label at the Partnership for a Healthier America conference on behalf of the Let’s Move!…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Meh of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

As you may have heard, the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) were released last week. The DGA were first created in 1980 and are updated every 5 years, based on new science. (If you think the Food Pyramid still exists, get with the program and check out MyPlate.) There was potential for some…

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