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The holiday food minefield

Categories: News  /  Wellness

We start out with the best of intentions — trying to eat more sensibly and get a little exercise. Then comes the holidays. Everywhere you turn, people are offering you Christmas cookies, eggnog and tamales. Holiday parties bring buffets laden with too many tempting treats. “It’s still possible to have a healthier meal in a way that it’s going to keep you feeling well,” said Clarissa Rivera, a registered dietitian at University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute. Keeping an eye on food portion sizes can help. Experts recommend filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables, a quarter with lean …Read More >

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Comparison images of a current nutrition fact label versus a proposed nutrition fact label

New food labels will make healthy eating easier

Categories: Blog  /  Wellness

When I was in college, studying to become a dietitian, I attended a nutrition seminar where breakfast was served. I grabbed Cheerios, skim milk, a banana and a blueberry muffin. The muffin came packaged with a label, which I read, as always — 250 calories, 10 grams of fat. After breakfast, I looked at that label again — this time checking the fine print. I was shocked! That 250 calories was for a serving size of half a muffin. WHO EATS HALF A MUFFIN? My sensible breakfast had become more than half the calories I should eat in a day! …Read More >

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