nutrition http://kuow.org en The Joys And Ethics Of Insect Eating http://kuow.org/post/joys-and-ethics-insect-eating A week ago today, I ate my first crickets.<p>It was a first step into entomophagy, the practice of insect eating. I <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/01/14/262491723/the-katydid-dilemma-will-you-eat-insects">wrote about this topic</a> here at 13.7 in January but had never before tried it myself (excluding accidental ingestion of the insect parts often found in peanut butter, chocolate, vegetables and other foods).<p>Because the crickets, in the form of cricket flour, were baked into chocolate-chip cookies, it wasn't as if I found myself crunching down on visible insect parts. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:37:39 +0000 editor 31861 at http://kuow.org The Joys And Ethics Of Insect Eating Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown http://kuow.org/post/apples-vs-oranges-google-tool-offers-ultimate-nutrition-smackdown Leave it to the <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/1zr9rn/dont_know_if_you_know_this_or_not_but_google_can/">folks at Reddit</a> to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:37:00 +0000 editor 31161 at http://kuow.org Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown What Will The Nutrition Facts Label Look Like In The Future? http://kuow.org/post/what-will-nutrition-facts-label-look-future <p>Steve Scher talks with Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington, about the <a href="http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm387418.htm"><span class="st">U.S. Food and Drug Administration</span></a>'s proposal to update the Nutrition Facts labels on food and drink packages.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:49:19 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 29587 at http://kuow.org What Will The Nutrition Facts Label Look Like In The Future? Ending Our ‘Big Fat Crisis’ With Deborah Cohen http://kuow.org/post/ending-our-big-fat-crisis-deborah-cohen <p>Candy by the cash register, 24-hour drive-throughs and constant food advertisements have all contributed to America’s obesity epidemic. More than one-third of Americans are obese, and natural scientist Dr. Deborah Cohen has some new ideas for solving this problem.</p><p>In her new book, “A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Influences Behind the Obesity Epidemic — and How We Can End It,” Cohen argues in favor of government regulation of unhealthy foods and stricter restaurant guidelines. She spoke at Town Hall on January 22, 2014. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:19:09 +0000 Rachel Solomon 28700 at http://kuow.org Ending Our ‘Big Fat Crisis’ With Deborah Cohen Should You Count Calories? http://kuow.org/post/should-you-count-calories <p>Marcie Sillman talks to registered dietitian Mary Purdy about the pitfalls of counting calories to lose weight. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:38:50 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 29071 at http://kuow.org Should You Count Calories? For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days http://kuow.org/post/lower-income-students-snow-days-can-be-hungry-days For many Americans it's been a harsh, disruptive winter, from the country's Northern edges to the Deep South.<p>When cold snaps and blizzards shutter schools, kids miss more than their daily lessons. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:47:00 +0000 editor 28675 at http://kuow.org For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky http://kuow.org/post/sweet-tooth-gone-bad-why-22-teaspoons-sugar-day-risky We've written lots lately about the potentially <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/08/260781785/is-sugar-addiction-why-so-many-january-diets-fail">addictive qualities of sugar</a> and the public policy efforts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/06/146481752/taxes-and-food-stamp-restrictions-proposed-to-tame-americas-sweet-tooth">limit consumption</a>.<p>Now comes a new <a href="http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1819573">study</a>, published in <em>JAMA Internal Medicine,</em> which finds that Americans who consumed the most sugar — about a Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:02:00 +0000 editor 28203 at http://kuow.org Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky How Limitations Of Self Control And Corporate Marketing Set Us Up For Obesity Epidemic http://kuow.org/post/how-limitations-self-control-and-corporate-marketing-set-us-obesity-epidemic <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Dr. Deborah Cohen about her new book, “A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind The Obesity Epidemic – And How We Can End It."</p><p>She says there are two reasons for the obesity epidemic. First, we’re hardwired to eat and no matter how many diets we try, we can’t overcome the limits of self control. Second, in the modern food environment, corporations aggressively market cheap, unhealthy food.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:12:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Arwen Nicks 27432 at http://kuow.org How Limitations Of Self Control And Corporate Marketing Set Us Up For Obesity Epidemic Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess http://kuow.org/post/why-letting-kids-serve-themselves-may-be-worth-mess When it comes to feeding little kids, adults know best. But some nutritionists now argue that children could also benefit from a bit of autonomy at mealtimes.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://www.choosemyplate.gov/preschoolers/healthy-habits/know-when-they-had-enough.html">recommends</a> that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in 2011, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advised that child care providers should serve meals "family-style" — present kids with a few different dishes and allow them to take what they want.<p>Why? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:32:00 +0000 editor 27372 at http://kuow.org Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess New Year's Resolution Advice From Dietitian Mary Purdy http://kuow.org/post/new-years-resolution-advice-dietitian-mary-purdy <p>Marcie Sillman discusses advice to help you stick to your New Years resolution with nutritionist and registered dietitian <a href="http://www.NourishingBalance.com">Mary Purdy</a>. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:31:44 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 25792 at http://kuow.org New Year's Resolution Advice From Dietitian Mary Purdy What Are The Health Implications Of Banning Trans Fats? http://kuow.org/post/what-are-health-implications-banning-trans-fats <p>Marcie Sillman talks with clinical dietitian and nutritionist <a href="http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/view.aspx?CentralId=26265">Judy Simon </a>about how banning trans fats will make people healthier in light of a new FDA proposal to do just that. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:06:55 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 23435 at http://kuow.org What Are The Health Implications Of Banning Trans Fats? The Importance Of Hydration, Even When It's Not Hot Out http://kuow.org/post/importance-hydration-even-when-its-not-hot-out <p>Marcie Sillman talks with dietitian <a href="http://www.nourishingbalance.com/">Mary Purdy</a> about why it's so important to remember to stay hydrated during the fall and winter months. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:16:41 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 23031 at http://kuow.org The Importance Of Hydration, Even When It's Not Hot Out Dietitian Mary Purdy On Avoiding The Midday Slump http://kuow.org/post/dietitian-mary-purdy-avoiding-midday-slump <p>It is a feeling that is all too common: the post-lunch midday slump. If you are feeling a little sluggish at your desk around 3 p.m. and need a pick me up, what should you do?</p><p>Registered dietitian <a href="http://www.nourishingbalance.com/">Mary Purdy</a> has a few suggestions to keep you sustained throughout the day. Put down the latte, caffeine is not one of them! Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:51:32 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22631 at http://kuow.org Dietitian Mary Purdy On Avoiding The Midday Slump How To Stay Energized During Fall And Winter http://kuow.org/post/how-stay-energized-during-fall-and-winter <p>Are you ready to take the burdock root challenge? Burdock root is a high source of a complex starch that gives us the energy we need to get through the winter. Registered dietitian <a href="http://www.NourishingBalance.com">Mary Purdy</a> says it is a prime example of the sort of food we should be intruding into our diet during the darkening days of fall and winter.</p><p>As we bundle up and spend more time inside we might be tempted to turn to pumpkin lattes and bonbons, but that isn’t the best way to tackle our diminished energy. Purdy is the host of the podcast <em><a href="http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/MaryPurdy">Nutrition Nuggets</a>; </em>she says there are better ways then caffeine and sugar to keep your energy up during the fall and winter months. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:25:11 +0000 Marcie Sillman 21856 at http://kuow.org How To Stay Energized During Fall And Winter Natural Ways To Avoid Seasonal Illnesses http://kuow.org/post/natural-ways-avoid-seasonal-illnesses <p>There is no denying it, autumn has arrived with a bang: the rain, the low temperatures, shorter days and everyone huddled inside together creates the perfect germ-spreading storm. While many people are going out to get their flu shots, there are also a variety of natural ways to ward off illness.</p><p>We decided to ask an expert, registered dietitian Mary Purdy. Purdy is the host of the podcast <em><a href="http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/MaryPurdy">Nutrition Nuggets</a></em> and she joins us to explain how we can keep a healthy immune system. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:10:29 +0000 Marcie Sillman 21502 at http://kuow.org Natural Ways To Avoid Seasonal Illnesses