I was into health food before it was cool

By Jennifer Berman, New York I was into health food before it was cool. There were only two other people I knew who frequented my neighborhood health food store in the late ’80s: an emaciated man with a gray ponytail and a woman with a surprising amount of underarm...

Featured Video: Nutrition Tips From the NBA’s Miami Heat (with an "Assist" From First Lady Michelle Obama)

Let’s Fighting Childhood Obesity With Diet and Excercise Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and...

My Anorexic 9-year-old

Source: My 9-year-old daughter was starving herself to death. And somehow, God forgive me, I didn’t notice until it was almost too late. We were busy running from soccer to swim lessons to play dates. But that’s no excuse. The mere idea of a fourth-grader becoming...

Potato farmers tell pregnant women to load up on potatoes. Congress agrees

Source: Daily Kos Nutrition assistance benefits for low-income pregnant women and nursing mothers can only be spent on certain, particularly nutritious foods. But the House is stepping in to urge that one specific food be added to that list over the protests of scientists: white...

Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

Source: Post Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result. Among the...

Boost Nutrition With These Food Pairings — Part 2

Source: The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey, M.D. (Part 1) Lemon and Spinach The vitamin C in lemons helps your body absorb more of the plant-based iron found in spinach, a mineral that prevents mood swings and promotes happiness. Red Wine and Almonds Together, the...