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Safe Infant Feeding: Parents Aren’t Getting The Information They Need

Image: bingngu93 from Pixabay by Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh The “Breast-is-Best” mantra is the standard in hospitals, from prenatal education sessions and through the postpartum hospital stay and beyond. It’s based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization that infants be exclusively breastfed (EBF) for the first six months—that means … Continue reading Safe Infant Feeding: Parents Aren’t Getting The Information They Need

Plant-Based Burgers And Your Health: Facts And Fallacies

The Impossible plant-based burger gets its beefy taste from heme. Credit: Impossible Foods Consumers are unsure what to make of the new plant-based kid on the butcher’s block —  burgers that meld features of meat with those of plants. The hope is that meat lovers have their cake and eat it too — reduce their red meat intake, … Continue reading Plant-Based Burgers And Your Health: Facts And Fallacies

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Do Food Mantras Always Translate to Healthy Choices?

by Danielle Penick Food shopping can be an overwhelming experience even for me — and I’ve been a registered dietitian for over a decade and have a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. During undergraduate school I worked at a health food co-op, where I often heard how most of the food industry was trying to … Continue reading Do Food Mantras Always Translate to Healthy Choices?