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How Many Calories Do You Really Need?

Chew on This By September 2, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

 
Dreamstime_s_13876852If you're like most Americans, chances are you turn to a product's nutrition label for guidance on whether or not it's good for you. A 2010 American Dietetic Association study (with over 10,000 participants) found that 61.6 percent of respondents regularly examined the Nutrition Facts Panel. And with 2011 marking the 20th anniversary of required nutrition labels on products, most of us have gotten pretty good at scanning the label to find out the calories, fat, sugar, and vitamin content in our favorite foods. read more

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Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, Part 2: Watch Your Calorie, Sodium, and Added Sugar Intake

Foodamentals By June 16, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Myplate_white Last week, I introduced the USDA's new MyPlate program and discussed ways to choose healthy foods in each food group (check out the post here if you missed it). This week in Part 2 of Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, I'll dive deeper into new recommendations for calories, sodium, and added sugar intake.

We here at ShopWell applaud the USDA for creating straightforward, actionable guidelines to help us reach our food and nutrition goals.  The information found at ChooseMyPlate.gov brings one's attention back to foods at each meal by asking Americans to fill a quarter of their plates each with vegetables, fruits, protein, and grains and have a serving of dairy on the side. read more

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A Brand New Welcome

Keeping It Fresh By August 23, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

You may have noticed that we have a whole new look at www.shopwell.com. We've redesigned our Welcome Page to be cleaner, clearer and more fun. Let us know what you think!

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Egg, Meat, Fish Safety

Foodamentals By August 20, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

With the news of the current egg recall, it’s good time to talk about food safety. Uncooked shell eggs and raw meat, fish, poultry and seafood always carry a risk of foodborne illness, so following a few simple tips can help decrease your risk.

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Why a Low Sodium Diet?

Foodamentals By August 13, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

The American Heart Association recommends Americans consume less than 1500mg of sodium per day. Why is this important? A low sodium diet can help you maintain a healthy blood pressure and help you reduce your chance of developing heart disease.

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