Not-So-Kind Facts on Food Labeling

Health claims and misleading labeling is top of the news feeds as the debate over what is truly “healthy” rages on (does the FDA crack down on Kind Bars ring a bell ?). There is a long list of technical definitions for health claims based on government guidelines and the question is whether or not they are truly evidence based. Let’s discuss.

6 Differences of Grocery Shopping in the US vs. Australia

One of my favorite aspects of traveling is exploring cultural differences when it comes to the way people buy, label and eat their food. I recently spent some time in Tasmania, Australia and one of my first stops while there was the grocery store. I wanted to check out how Australians eat and buy their food verses how we do in the US. I looked for major differences in the way that Australians label and purchase their food, and here’s what I found.

“Natural” Not Always from Nature

When we see “natural” we think the food is nutritionally superior; free of hormones, additives, artificial ingredients, preservatives, GMOs, colors, etc. And a great choice for someone pursing a healthy lifestyle or for growing kids. Sadly, this isn’t actually the case.

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Everyday Health

Here are my top ten favorite tips for healthy eating all year long, with lots of amazing links to more helpful information from Reboot Your Life. This is by no means a complete list of guidelines but a few key things to get you started or keep you moving forward on the path toward healthy eating as a lifestyle.

Choosing Organic: When To Buy It and When To Skip It

Organic foods are increasingly popular, prevalent and in demand. Organic farming is one of the fastest growing segments in US agriculture accounting for 3.5% of total retail food sales in 2010, up from 1.8% in 2003. Australians are also choosing organic foods more often especially younger women living in urban areas. Concerns over environmental exposures, […]