Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

Healthin30 on KOMO News Radio Seattle, WA Shares Tips About Reading Food Labels

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 17:18 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
I was thrilled to take the other end of the microphone as guest expert for quick healthy living spot on KOMO News Radio in Seattle, WA, thanks to Matthew Holt and courtesy of The Health Care Blog.
I talked with hosts John and Nancy about the importance of reading the ingredients […]

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4 Super Foods for Spectacular Health

Monday, April 26, 2010 9:27 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Raise your hand if you want to eat healthy.
Healthy eating isn’t just good for cinching your waistline; it’s great for overall health.
From glowing skin, to heart health, to maintaining healthy teeth and bones; eating foods packed with certain nutrients can also protect your immune system and fight infections.  It can […]

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7 Reasons Kids are Fat and 7 Simple Ways to Fight back

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:36 1 Comment

Guest Blog by Carol Torgan, Ph.D., FACSM
School bus stops, food courts, video arcades – everywhere we look we see evidence of the often repeated stat that nearly one in three U.S. children and adolescents aged 2 through 19 years are overweight or obese.
In a recent briefing on childhood obesity held in Washington, D.C. to highlight […]

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FDA Gets Tough With Misleading Front Food Labels

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 19:26 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

The next time you head down the food aisle, check out the front food labels.
The front of food labels or front-of-packages (FOP) are misleading and often confusing, leading the consumer to believe that the food they are about to buy is healthy, when in fact it is not.
In a recent […]

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Back Up Your Child’s Diet

Thursday, May 15, 2008 11:54 No Comments

By Alan Greene, MD
You know that it is wise to back up your computer’s hard drive; I recommend backing up your child’s food drive with a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement. This simple habit could improve your child’s health and even intelligence. I’ll explain briefly why I feel strongly about this:
For young babies, breast milk provides an […]

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