Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Eating’

Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:18 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label.

Food labels can be confusing and misleading  
The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording […]

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Healthy Eating: Do You Know The Five Refuel Commandments?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:41 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Okay men, this one’s for you. A healthy lifestyle reboot book that focuses on food, fitness and health. REFUEL, is a well-written book, with a dose of humor, by my friend and a leading health expert John La Puma, MD.
REFUEL is a 24 day eating plan specifically engineered for the […]

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A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

Thursday, April 3, 2014 14:50 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This is a short charming animated informational TED-Ed Original presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight-Robert Lustig.
“While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes […]

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Are Doctors Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables?

Monday, November 18, 2013 16:00 No Comments

Fresh produce program gains momentum in weight-loss fight

By Christine S. Moyer
More doctors are writing prescriptions for a proven weight-loss treatment with no negative side effects — fresh vegetables and fruits.
The initiative, known as the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, was started by the Connecticut-based nonprofit Wholesome Wave in 2010. The organization aims to improve access […]

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Healthy Eating: Smart Recipes for a Healthier You-Three Bean Salad and Tacos

Thursday, August 1, 2013 11:20 1 Comment

Smart Recipes for a Healthier You will be an ongoing series on Healthin30 recognizing healthy smart simple recipes to help empower you to take charge of your health.  The goal is to help provide you with inspiration to make cooking simple and healthy.
My friend John La Puma, MD, professionally trained chef, a board-certified internist and […]

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