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Food Trends – 2016

January 26, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I should admit up front that I’ve never been on the cutting-edge of trends. I was never the first at school to roll up the waist of my skirt or wear multiple petticoats under my felt poodle skirt. No, but without much thought and probably because I was like most teens wanting to be in […]

Down-Shifting Hedonic Hunger

January 19, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

The term “Hedonic Hunger” gives a name to a very powerful concept in understanding why we overeat certain foods; and why we can’t stop ourselves once we start eating them. Hedonism is from the Greek, and it means seeking pleasure. Hunger is normally not out of control; it is regulated by our bodies in a […]

Between the Lines of the New Guidelines

January 12, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Another five years have gone by and thus the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have been released jointly by the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). You may think that the guidelines don’t really have much to do with you; but by understanding them, your own diet can be improved. […]

Creating New Habits Means Doing New Habits

January 5, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Since only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, many are discouraged to try. But there is a considerable amount of new research that can help us learn how to get better at identifying a goal and actually reaching it. Often our goals are related to habits – lifetime habits that are taking […]

A Healthy, Happy Holiday

December 15, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

You’ve prepared holiday meals many times before and have been safe. But sometimes perhaps, you haven’t been exactly sure whether the family got the “flu” or if their gastric distress was due to food poisoning. Food poisoning is certainly not a happy holiday event. To significantly reduce the risk of food poisoning there are procedures […]

Say No to the Wild Abandon Eating Season

December 1, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Early this morning I read what Christopher Snow published on November 24, 2015; “Gone are the days when the meat of a 15-pound animal was enough to feed your medium-sized family. What is this, the Great Depression?” He shares ten variations of the new Thanksgiving meal Beyond Turducken: The Top 10 Multi-Bird Roasts. Is there […]

Cheerios Caught in Labeling Slight of Hand

November 17, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I want to start today’s article with an example of why we need to pay attention to how much sugar is in our food – especially our processed food. On November 10, 2015 ABC News reported on a class action lawsuit against General Mills. The lawsuit has to do with the fact that General Mills […]

Eating Cheap Can Mean Eating Well

October 27, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

When a famous movie star (in this case Gwyneth Paltrow) takes a Food Stamp Challenge, and fails to eat for 7 days on the $29 food stamps provides, it makes the news. But I’m not sure if many of you missed a story about Leanne Brown, a Canadian masters student at New York University who […]

Big Soda Winning Battles; Losing War

October 13, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about how some health associations are ending their association with Big Soda and concurrently their cash cow of ‘Big Bucks.’ Big Soda continues to be in the news. I guess if your pay depended on those Big Bucks, it may seem to be sad news. But for those of us who […]

The Slowing of an Obscene Gravy Train

October 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week, most major news services, including The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Associated Press published a story about Coca-Cola ending financial (Premier Sponsor) sponsorship of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The subtitle of the WSJ article: Health group criticized for accepting money from large food and drink companies opens some opportunities […]