Nutrition Topics

The following articles contain current and relevant nutrition information for health and wellness professionals. We update this page on a regular basis with new information gleaned from our Nutrition Trends discussions.

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Summary of the 2012 Dietary Guidelines for Americans along with recommendations for maintaining a healthy weight while getting adequate nutrients.

Going Green: How to Make Your Plate Sustainable

You can make some small changes to your diet to become more sustainable and healthier. Follow these green tips for healthy eating and a healthy environment!

Healthy Aging—Helping Older Adults Achieve Optimal Health and Wellness

Nutrition and physical activity tips for older adults to maintain good health.

Heart Health and Diet: What Really Matters May Surprise You

The scientific recommendations for diet and heart health are changing. Learn more about the latest research and what to eat for a healthy heart.


Heart Health Controversy: Reducing Saturated Fats

Newer research calls into question the long held belief that saturated fat in the diet contributes directly to cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Controversy: Reducing Sodium Intake

This article summarizes newer research that suggests sodium may not be not as bad for your heart as we once thought.

Lactose Intolerance

Individuals with lactose intolerance can control their symptoms with diet and can still get the recommended levels of calcium.

Low-Fat Milk + Blood Pressure Control

Dietary patterns are related to overall health. Many studies have found that eating a low-fiber, high-fat diet and drinking excess alcohol increase the risk of developing disease. In contrast, eating a diet that is rich in low-fat dairy foods, fruit and vegetables can promote health.


Protein: Make the Shift from Dinner to Daytime

Make sure you are getting enough protein from the best sources and you may find some great health benefits, including weight loss.

Type 2 Diabetes: Prevalent, Pricey and Preventable

Research continues to fine-tune advice on how to best prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, but it is clear that diet and lifestyle play a significant role in the disease … and with the burgeoning incidence and dire future projections, this will be a key strategy.

Vitamin D: Count on Sunshine and Milk

Research studies about the health benefits of vitamin D have been in the news lately. If you’re having trouble sorting it out, read on. This summary includes specifics and recommendations.