Produce-ing Happiness

Happiness is….eight servings of fruits and vegetables! At least that is what a study published in The American Journal of Public Health found. Surveying the eating and emotional well being of over 12,000 Australian adults overs seven years , the authors concluded that each additional serving of fruits and vegetables resulted in an increase in overall life…

Healthy Food Is…

Sushi? Granola? Milk? Popcorn? It depends on who you ask. A recent survey done by The New York Times found some disagreement between Americans and nutrition experts (members of the American Society for Nutrition) on what foods are healthy. There are many foods we know are healthy – leafy green vegetables, apples, legumes. And some that really…

Social Media Diet

I’ve come to rely on apps and internet based programs for tracking everything from calories to steps. These programs are valuable for their convenience and access to information. With an internet connection it is easy to find the nutritional composition of nearly any food or the distance of the trail you just walked. As with…

Food Packaging

When looking for a culprit in the growth of the American waist line, processed foods often (rightly) are singled out. A new book by two Stanford professors shines a light on food packaging as a contributor to the transformation of our diets and body weight. In Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire, authors Gary…