Finally: a Fiber Report Card

Finally: a Fiber Report Card

Nutrition screeners are a great way to obtain a quick snapshot of the adequacy of a particular person’s nutrient or dietary intake. They can be used in many settings: for weight loss, education, as part of a larger nutrition assessment, or just for fun to figure out how you stack up to recommended intake levels. … Read more

Fiber: Not Your Strong Point

Fiber: Not Your Strong Point

In a recent study of general knowledge about dietary fiber, the Kellogg Company found that Americans are not-so-surprisingly, not-so-knowledgeable about the roles and sources of dietary fiber. In a study of 1,006 adults conducted in November 2010, Kellogg’s found that of those surveyed: 20% mistakenly believed that meats and seafoods are a good source of … Read more

Make Half Your Grains Whole

Make Half Your Grains Whole

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 are being revised and are slated to be released as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 in the fall of this year. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to “make half your grains whole”. But what exactly does this mean? According to the DHHS and USDA’s President’s Food Safety … Read more