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Eating on the Run

March 7, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Because the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) celebrates National Nutrition Month each March, they have published a list of Tips for a Month to help with eating on the run. As most of you already know, eating in restaurants and fast food establishments can really drive your calories over the top (above the hips […]

Sell by Dates

February 21, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Food and Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Associations (GMA), the two largest trade groups for the grocery industry, announced that they’ve adopted standardized, voluntary regulations to clear up what product date labels mean. The target date for the change is by July 2018. As far as I’m concerned […]

The Super Bowl Fruit

February 7, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Whether you watched the Super Bowl or not you’ve probably heard some of the firsts that happened yesterday: first quarterback to win five times; first head coach to win five trophies; first time Super Bowl ever went to overtime; first team to come back by such a huge deficit and on and on. Football is […]

A Can of Worms about Eating on a Budget

January 31, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

All public health professionals have worries; that does not exclude public health dietitians/nutritionists. One of my big concerns is the amount of confusion and complexity that blanket nutrition. It is not just a consequence of the fact that nutrition is just in its adolescence – relatively speaking; and new science is constantly being discovered. But […]

Grinch and Sugar

December 27, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

On December 20, 2016, an article was published at that concluded that the: “Guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence. Public health officials (when promulgating these recommendations) and their public audience (when considering dietary behavior) should be aware of these limitations.” Let me just […]

Keep Reading the Ingredient Lists

October 18, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

My questions and in all honesty, my wrath often start when I pick up a container in the market. This time it was an intriguing new product, tzatziki by Cedar, a company that focuses on making traditional Mediterranean recipes. The product was Cedar’s Tzatziki; it says right on the main label, “made with Greek yogurt, […]

Beef and Dairy Using Tobacco’s Playbook

October 4, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems as though we are going to have to recognize and combat the “tobacco industry playbook” for each and every Big Food Industry. Sugar, processed foods, dairy, beef and other red meat, processed meat all seem to be using THE playbook. It worked like magic for tobacco; many extra decades of disability and early […]


August 16, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

While reading the July 23, 2016 issue of Science News Magazine, which features Aging’s Future: Special Report – New Insights into life’s battle against time, a few thoughts came to my mind for sharing with you. If you read it at the library or have a subscription, you’ll notice on page 21 that there is […]

The Coconut Oil Marketing Spin

June 28, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Just yesterday, I copied a smoothie recipe from an online source. One of the ingredients was coconut oil; I asked; “Why would I add this to my smoothie?” A week or two before that I was in a conversation with a young woman who is studying nutrition at a holistic health establishment and she shared […]

Science – Really?

May 17, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens two items cross my pathway in a close proximity and cause some neurons to say; “Look, these two answer one another.” That very thing happened last week. A study in a Pediatrics journal that didn’t make sense seemed to be answered by John Oliver, a comedian. The first was a puzzling […]