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Monthly Archives: October 2011
While much has been made of the recently enacted insurance reforms (no more pre-existing conditions, coverage for kids up to 26 years of age, etc.), Robert Pear of The New York Times recently claimed that the defining issue for success of health care reform is, in fact, state-based health exchanges.
Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 By Bill Pierce
Today is Food Day in the United States. Food Day is an event coordinated by the Center for Science in the Public Interest with the goal of bringing together eaters of all types “to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.” According to its organizers, Food Day is a nationwide grassroots mobilization for healthier diets and improved food policies. With literally thousands of events big and small being planned for today, it is clear that people are thinking about their food more than they ever have before.
Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 By Melissa Musiker
A strong economy requires a healthy population. Investing in prevention and wellness is not just the right thing to do; it makes businesses more competitive and profitable. Healthy employees are more productive, less stressed and have higher morale. This is the very definition of a win-win. And it’s why more companies today recognize the need to develop programs and policies that help their customers and employees live healthier lifestyles.
Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 By Kirsten Thistle
Today is Blog Action Day. 2250 bloggers from 100 countries have put their hands up to talk about food and take part in a global conversation. The next 24 hours will see a huge global conversation about food from many different perspectives and angles. When I started my career working as a clinical dietitian, someone gave me a great piece of advice that I think is particularly relevant to the theme of Blog Action Day 2011- always remember, everybody is an expert because everybody eats.
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 By Melissa Musiker
Last week, the American Dietetic Association held their annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in San Diego. The largest conference focused on nutrition, it draws crowds of nearly 15,000 dietitians and nutrition experts from across the United States and abroad. It opened with a major announcement: As of 2012 the group will be known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The conference was buzzing with talk of what that means in terms of the organization’s future direction and branding. Amidst sessions about gluten-free diets, nutrition message targeting and best practices in infant feeding were sessions that highlighted many of the philosophical debates swirling in the areas of food, nutrition and public policy.
Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 By Melissa Musiker