Controversial Topic Pro: Organic vs Conventional Foods By: Laurie Campbell - The Worlds food has gone from individual and small farms to large commercial farming operations. Feeding our masses with the best possible profit margin has become the ultimate goal, and it seems, at any cost.  The agricultural corporations have gone to great lengths to ensure the best yields are achieved.  They have done this with…
THE LOW-CARB DIET OVER OTHER DIET FADS BY LAUREN DEIPOLYI - Data supports that a low-carbohydrate diet rich in healthy fats, lean proteins and vegetables is the best option for rapid weight-loss results while maintaining the standards of a healthy human body. The low-carbohydrate diet came into popularity over 40 years ago with the book “Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution: The High Calorie Way to Stay Thin…
Advanced Dementia and Nutrition: Finding a Balance By: Sarah Deitz - Defining Advanced Dementia End-of-life care is emotionally exhausting.  This is especially true when caring for someone with dementia.  At advanced stages they may not recognize you, but they depend on you.  You will become responsible for their healthcare decisions. Dementia will affect all of us at some point in time.  It is estimated that almost 47…
To add or not to add…sugar By:Martha Medrano -          Sugar.  Diet sugar specifically.  It’s expected to reach $2.2 billion globally by 20201.  Has it been the cure-all this country needed for weight loss?   With the alarming numbers of obese and overweight adults at 39%2 (up from 15% forty years ago), it appears the answer is no.   But, let’s look more…
Go with your Gut! By: Courtney Woo - The gut. The word itself sounds funny, but it’s actually pretty essential for our bodies. Gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, and healthy bacteria are all current health buzzwords, and for good reason. Our gut, or digestive system, is more than a temporary holding space for your food. And, hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll…
Intermittent Fasting: Is It Right for Me? A Different Approach to Dieting for Obese Women By: Anonymous - What is Intermittent Fasting (IF) and why should you do it? Intermittent fasting is a healthy and highly effective method of restricting calories and losing unwanted body weight and reducing obesity related illness in overweight adult women. According to the most recent data, 70% of US adults are overweight or obese.1   Obesity remains one of…
Organic Labeling; Production Practices or Nutritional Evaluation? By Elizabeth Westfeldt - WHY do you reach for organic products in the grocery store? Do you choose them because they are grown without pesticides and have strict production standards? Or does the label make you think they are more nutritious? This is a blurry line that has developed between food safety and food as a commodity. Organic and…
HOW WE CAN OVERCOME FOOD INEQUALITY AND INSECURITY IN AMERICA? By. Malena Martinez - The rise of contagious disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity has rapidly increased among low-income Americans.1 What has happened over the past few decades to create this shift in health inequality? Similar to a domino effect, the income gap between the rich and the poor has created food inequality and insecurity, which in…
FIGHTING CANCER WITH DIET By: Camron Stotts - With each passing day, the data mounts as to the effectiveness of a plant based diet on the prevention and reversal of many of our common western degenerative diseases. It is well known that eating a Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) diet can prevent and reverse diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction…
To Realize Your Best Health and Self, the Answer Is Simple: Enroll in a CSA By: Alison Delaney - Many of us are fortunate to have choices not only in the foods that we eat, but in where and how we acquire our food. We have choices in where to dine out: take-out and fast food chains, casual and fine dining restaurants. We choose where to purchase groceries for our in-home cooking needs: from…
Saturated Fats- Friend of Foe? By: Stephanie Polis - What if I told you that 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease1? What is everything we have been taught about what health means needs some major reevaluating? Since grade school we are taught a healthy plate consists primarily of meat, vegetables, dairy, and a small serving of…
7 Simple Reasons Why Vegetarians Have A Healthier Heart Than You! Author: Matt Friedman -   I know we do not come into this world with great ambitions of one day having a restricting diet, but what DO we know as infants? The meat industry is under close scrutiny after making many unwanted appearances in recent films. More and more people are adopting a plant-based diet as a way of…
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT CARRAGEENAN? By: Sherry Brock - Carrageenan is an indigestible carbohydrate that is extracted from red algae, Chondrus Crispus, often called Irish Moss.  Most people have never heard of carrageenan but unless you consume a diet of totally unprocessed foods, you have ingested carrageenan.  While carrageen has been around for centuries, refined carrageenan is found in a plethora of modern processed…
JUST SAY LABEL IT!!!! By: Terri Rossman - JUST SAY LABEL IT!!!! In August of 2016, former President Barrack Obama signed a bill that overturns Vermont’s labeling law while establishing that the federal government set up standards for labeling Genetically Modified Organisms in food.  Now our government is set to decide what, how and if foods containing GMO’s are labeled.  This fight is…
Eating Disorders in the Digital Age: The Line Between Health Conscious and Obsessive By: Regan Radulski - Health and fitness have become trendy. Whether it means having various health apps on your phone or a FitBit on your wrist, the population is wholeheartedly embracing health and fitness in the digital age. In fact, studies estimate that at least 50% of smartphone users are expected to have a health app on their phone…
The Effects of Green Tea on Weight Loss By: Brittany Taylor-Whitmer - Chances are you have heard green tea referred to as a superfood. It’s no wonder, as green tea has been connected with the treatment of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease.¹ The health benefits seem endless and we can’t seem to get enough. Every trendy cafe now boasts multiple green tea…
Is your Brain’s Health Dictated by your Diet? By: Marie Parks - Do you have or know someone with a mental disorder or that struggles with obesity? Most likely you do; in 2016, one in five American adults had a mental health condition, and the percentage of children with depression has been on the rise since 2011.1 At the same time, rates of overweight and obesity in…
Using SNAP benefits at Farmers’ Markets By: Christina Barrett -   Farmers’ markets serve many goals, but the most important are providing individual and community health. They are important venues for making healthy food readily available. Making healthy food accessible and affordable at local farmers’ markets reinforces the idea of good nutrition. The number of accessible Farmers’ markets needs to be increased for low-income families. Individuals…
Join The Team: SNEB Student Representative to the Board of Directors - Here is a great opportunity that we didn’t want you to miss! Check out this submission opportunity from Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: Each year, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior accepts applications for a Student Member Representative to the SNEB Board of Directors.  The Student Member Representative is a non-voting position and receives…
SNAP-Ed - Attention Graphic Designers: SNAP-Ed is celebrating 25 years! We wanted to share with you this contest. Please see the message from SNAP-Ed below: Deadline: January 17, 2017! SNAP-Ed is having a contest to choose a badge that will mark this special occasion. Send us your creation, and you may be the winner!  The winner will be…
Happy Holidays! - It’s a Friday afternoon, minutes before the holiday break but before we spend the week with our family and friends we wanted to share one important announcement with you. We have a new nutrition twitter account specifically for the Master of Science Applied Nutrition program. Be sure to follow us on twitter for healthy holiday…
Stay Tuned… - Hi fellow bloggers- We wanted to inform you that the next class will run after the holidays. Keep an eye out for more blogs to come around the month of Februrary. We hope everyone has a happy holiday season! -The UNE Applied Nutrition Team
Picky Eating Versus Feeding Disorders Blog Author: Laura Rosales - Introduction Do you have problems feeding your child? Will they not eat certain foods? Many children with Autism have problems with eating certain foods or even trying certain foods. Nutrition is an imperative part of your child’s growth and is an important topic of concern during the developmental stages.  Research shows that 40% of toddlers…
“Getting enough calcium from a plant-based diet that excludes dairy” Author: John Redwanski -   Being a vegan, one of the first questions I am asked is, “Where do you get your calcium?”.  There has been this fallacy that you must consume dairy to achieve optimal health. This was and still is instilled in us by commercials touting “Milk is for Building Strong Bones” or “Milk-It Does a Body…
The vegans are alright Author: Holli Rizk - Picture this: one of your friends has just told you she is becoming a vegan. Your head is spinning. You know you’re supposed to be happy for her, but you have questions. What is she actually going to eat? Will she be able to stay healthy? And most importantly -is this going to affect your…
What You Need to Know About Nutrition Management Author: Angela Bradford - Chronic kidney disease is described in 5 different stages. The level of filtration shown by the kidneys determines each stage. Read more...
Eat Plants, Get Stronger?! Author: Jackson Long - What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words plant-based, vegan, and athlete? Read more...