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Willpower or Environmental Power?

December 6, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Every so often an article arrives at a new perspective that has the potential to influence us to reshape our thinking about a subject – maybe even influence our behavior. Today I’ve read and thought about just such an article; titled: Free will and the obesity epidemic, which was published in Public Health Nutrition on […]

Cosmetically “Fixing” Impoverished Foods by Adding Supplements

November 1, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Eating real, whole foods is not the habit of many Americans; and making the change to real whole foods, is not happening rapidly. Let’s just face the facts – changing our habits is not so easy. This is in the face of the fact that extensive research has left us little to no question that […]

Please Don’t Fortify Me (or My Food)

October 21, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the results of a new study on multivitamins.

Working Together

October 7, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about new mentor programs that are helping to distribute nutritional information and provide one-on-one assistance to help those most at risk for obesity to live healthier lifestyles.

Needed: Much More than a Name Change

October 4, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I want to share with you a few of my observations made at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in San Diego (September 24-27, 2011). In today’s post I will discuss the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) announcement of a name change; then, I will discuss my favorite meeting of the conference.

Reflections on Earth Day

April 22, 2011 by Mary Ireland

The Industrial Revolution moved our culture from farming to mechanization. One of the results is that we have become disconnected from nature. Farmers want rain, knowing that it is necessary for them to grow their crops. The rest of us sort of view it as a nuisance that will ruin our car wash or make […]

Food and Addiction

April 8, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on similarities between food addiction and drug addiction. She also provides a recipe for Papaya Cilantro Salad Dressing.

Deceitful, Despicable and Disgusting

February 25, 2011 by Mary Ireland

I thought I’d play on the alliteration of Dr. Grandma’s last blog, Feet, Forks and Fat — Protecting Our Children to express my reaction to the information in Killer at Large: Why Obesity Is America’s Greatest Threat. There is a lot of great information in this documentary and it leads me to consider the actions […]

Consumers Get Confused – Ya Think?

January 26, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the confusion caused by cereal processors and gives some hints of how to avoid impoverished grain products.

Brown Bagging It

November 12, 2010 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about the advantages of taking a lunch to work or school and enhances The Best Corn Bread Ever recipe.