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Rebecca Scritchfield

Rebecca Scritchfield Nutrition and exercise writer, speaker, consultant Rebecca Scritchfield, ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor®, is a food and nutrition scholar with more than 10 years experience in the health and wellness field as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and corporate wellness director. She writes and speaks on emerging health and nutrition trends, with a focus […]

FDA Taking a Stand on “Natural” Label Claims?

New ruling on high fructose corn syrup is a first step — and industry has responded This week, the FDA decided to (sort of) take a stand on the use of the word “natural” in processed foods. First, some background. Many food products are labeled with the claim “natural,” but it has been problematic. There […]

USDA Pointing Fingers at the Humane Society?

Do you think the humane society did the right thing by keeping their investigation secret? On a media conference call today about the 143 million pounds of recalled beef the USDA said they were disappointed with how the Humane Society handled the exposure of The Westland Meat Company’s handling of sick cattle. The USDA said […]

Obama Sees Health Care Role for Registered Dietitians

Candidate wants to see RDs help people to lose weight and prevent disease complications Prevention in health care may stand a chance after all. Senator Obama highlighted the importance of dietitians to help save precious health care dollars in the Democratic debates last week with this quote: "So I’ve already said a sizable portion of […]

A Healthy Makeover For Your Pantry

Cooking healthy food at home doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s a useful guide to help you stock up on staple foods for your pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Thanks to the University of Nebraska’s "cook it quick" program for providing consumers with some great resources to prepare meals at home – without breaking the bank. […]

Hiding Vegetables in Kids’ Food

Stealth health. It’s a term that has been used for years to describe adopting healthy behaviors without much effort. But it’s been all the rage since Jessica Seinfeld appeared on Oprah with her new book, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food (HarperCollins, 2007). The book benefited from the “Oprah Factor” […]

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