Which one of these portion sizes do you normally eat? The three plates on the right are the Medium, Large and Super-sized you are served at McDonald’s. The smallest portion (½ cup) is the one recommended by the USDA. What is portion distortion? Portions we are served and we are used to eating are often…Read more Portion Distortion
On Monday, July 11th, we attended two different family events for The Healthy Bodies Project at the same time to present an educational nutrition display, provide a fun activity, and offer a food tasting! Although we were surprised by the low attendance at one of the events, we were still able to engage the students,…Read more Healthy Bodies Project Family Events
How can you get kids excited about healthy eating? How can you encourage them to eat healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables? The answer is: MAKE IT FUN! The first sensory contact we have with our meals is through the eyes. “It looks good!” or “It looks disgusting!” We make a first judgment…Read more Make it FUN!
When should we eat? Which way is better to eat? Eating is essential for the body, but the rhythm of the meal can change according to people, metabolism, age, sex and even varies by the country or the region. Each country in the world has unique eating habits: 3 times per day, with people, a…Read more From a French Perspective: Different ways of eating
Over the next few months we will present a series of posts titled "From a French Perspective". This series will feature posts from our new intern, Clara Lerond, a Food and Health student from Institut LaSalle Beauvais. During this series she'll discuss different food and health issues, such as dietary guidelines and eating habits- from a…Read more From a French Perspective: Dietary guidelines in France and the USA
Remember the last post, Hidden sugars, part 1, where we talked about how some of our favorite drinks, like milk, may have more sugar in them than what we naturally think. This time we're going to talk about two other drinks: sports drinks and juice! Now for those performance-enhancing sports drinks- One orange Gatorade has…Read more Hidden sugars, part 2