What's a G-BOMB?? When it comes to healthy eating, eating natural can have many benefits. So eat your G-BOMBS! G-BOMBS stand for Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds. Greens are the most nutrient dense food and are very high in protein. They contain phytochemicals such as folate and calcium as well as omega-3. Being…Read more Eat your G-BOMBS!
Does your picky eater shun veggies? A study that was conducted in 2010, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated that 60 percent of children are not eating enough fruits to meet the daily recommendation each day. Similarly, 93 percent of children are not eating the recommended amounts of vegetables everyday (CDC).…Read more Where’s the Broccoli?
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
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
Ah, winter! The time of year filled with cozy sweaters, fresh white snow, and holiday cheer. Winter is also the time of year when many people indulge in perhaps a little too much of cookies, chocolate, and rich comfort food. While all these foods are perfectly fine in small amounts here and there, it can…Read more Winter: The Season of Healthy Fruits and Veggies