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“You” Are Not You, But “We”: How The Microbiome May Change Everything.

Mike Magee In 2003, I was moderating a Q&A session with Craig Venter, the American biologist and entrepreneur of DNA mapping fame. On behalf of the audience, I asked him what percentage of the knowledge required to optimally care for human beings did we currently possess. His unhesitant response?  “Less than one percent.” Over the […]

Is Your Chobani Yogurt In The Fridge OK?

As of today, a total of 112 people reported getting sick from eating Chobani yogurt. That’s up from 89 on September 10, 2013. Chobani has recalled 91 varieties of its yogurt having product code 16-012, expiration dates September 11 and October 7. Problem: Major confusion how to read the label printed on the top Solution: […]

Pre-Prepared Food At Home: Not The Same As “Home Cooked”

Mike Magee When it comes to childhood obesity, geography makes all the difference. That’s the conclusion of a University of North Carolina study of nearly 30,000 kids in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.(1)  But if you’re thinking “geography” as in “region of the country”, you’re on the wrong track. […]

Retailers are  joining  first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to bring nutritious foods to America’s “food deserts” — areas of the US with little access to healthy foods. Wal-Mart, Walgreens and SuperValu, and some regional retailers will be adding more than 1,500 stores to bring more nutritious and fresh food to communities. The companies’ executives are joining […]

Paying The Price For Poor Food Choices

Mike Magee A new study published  in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine had this headline finding: “Better access to supermarkets” does not “improve people’s diets.” The study tracked thousands of people in several large cities for 15 years. Specifically, researchers wanted to know if citizens ate any healthier if supermarkets were placed in their […]

Food Plating In America: What A Waste

Mike Magee When I first began to educate myself about water, with the help of water experts at the United Nations, I was surprised by the facts.(1) Only 3% of the water is fresh, and less then 1% accessible. 70% of human consumption of water goes to agriculture. And the American diet, biased to meat […]

“Balancing Calories to Manage Weight: Recommendations, Barriers, Strategies and Communications”

2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time Price: Free Description: This ASN-Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) webinar, “Balancing Calories to Manage Weight: Recommendations, Barriers, Strategies and Communications,” will be the first of a series of webinars that examines these key recommendations and presents an easily digestible set of recommendations, strategies and communications to help you […]

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