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Some Big Changes

While reading nutrition labels may not be an activity you do that often, it can be an important part of eating in a healthy way. With the idea that “knowledge is power”, as a dietitian, I often find myself educating patients about the importance of…

https://flic.kr/p/3YtiYU No trans fat? Benjamin Lee, on Flickr

Bye Bye Trans Fat

Its official – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently announced that by June of 2018, artificial trans fats should be completely removed from processed foods. This is a huge step in the food industry and will change the way many foods are made….

New Cigarette Packaging

Truthful Cigarette Packaging

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently mandated that all brands of cigarettes carry new packaging labels starting September 2012. The new labels have graphic images of the consequences of smoking, such as fatal lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. Apparently the labels are meant to…