Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Princeton HFCS Study

My husband emailed me a press release about a Princeton study that found that rats who ate High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) gained more weight than rats fed sucrose.

Although I do not favor HFCS, this is not one study to rave about.

It is very important not to base my clinical judgement on what I hear in the media. Even if the press release says there is a significant finding. Although it is impossible for me to comb through every new study that comes out, there are other places I can rely on to at least get an idea about the study design. In this case, I looked to Dr. Marion Nestle of Food Politics: HFCS makes rats fat?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Registered Dietitian Blogfest

March 10, 2010 is National Registered Dietitian Day. To commemorate, Monika at InCyst Network and I are once again hosting the Registered Dietitian Blogfest. This year we asked the question, If you had one message to give, what would it be? If you are tired of information overload, I assure you that these posts will be helpful and encouraging. Maybe you will even find a new favorite blog.

Here are this year's contributions:

Beyond Prenatals (Debra) - Vitamin D in Pregnancy and Beyond
Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD - Can Dietitians Have Real I.M.P.A.C.T?
Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, LD - Changes Worth Making Take Time
Carrie Miller - What Nebraska Dietitians Are Saying
National Dairy Council- Nutrient-rich foods build a healthy diet
Janel Ovrut MS RD LDN - My Top Tips for Registered Dietitian Day!
Heather Pierce, MS, RD, CDE - Enjoy Food
Robin Plotkin, RD, LD - Give a Kid a Fish, Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Kid to Fish, Feed Him for Life
Diane Preves, MS, RD - Only One Message
Elizabeth Rahavi, RD - The Art of Nutrition Messaging
Shelley A. Rael, MS RD LD - Food Is LIFE, Nutrition is HEALTHY Life
Kerry Robinson, RD - A Food Safety Message with IMPACT
Marianne Smith-Edge, MS, RD - RDs are the Premiere Food and Health Communicators
Kris Sollid, RD - Unintended Consequences of Simple Messaging
Angie Tillman, RD, CDE, LDN- Take Time to Care for Yourself

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My kids are so deprived...

Of novelty stuff like cotton candy, for instance.

Today when our kids tried cotton candy for the first time, my three year old didn't want anything to do with it.

Granted, she has been going on an "I don't like this" by default stage right now, but she really seemed disgusted by the thought of tasting it. But you know, she has an aversion to dust and lint, so I think that explains her concern.

She did eventually taste it while ducking under the table. I wish I had the camera. And she did like it.