Position: You Are What You Eat

Email: jeanine@swcommunityfoundation.org

Make sure good nutrition supports your long life

The U.S. population is aging. The majority of residents are middle-aged or older (older than 45 years), and the ratio of older people to young is increasing.The fastest growing age group is the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Good nutrition leads to good pregnancies

Starting with this article, for the next few months I will be writing about nutrition as it affects our life cycle, starting with eating for a healthy pregnancy. Next month, I will focus on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Nuts good for your health, but don’t go nuts eating

Nuts (and seeds) are healthy foods that are rich in unsaturated fats, magnesium and copper, with smaller amounts of protein, fiber and iron. But they’re also high in calories, a quarter cup (about...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Find balance of fatty acids

I recently wrote about the importance of the omega-3 fish oils (EPA and DHA) in our diets and how they can reduce therisk of heart disease and stroke.There are other omega-3 fatty acids we need in...

DATE: May 12, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Food choices lower risk of diabetes

Much has been written lately about the disease diabetes, mainly because its incidence has been climbing steadily forthe last decade.The increase in diabetes has coincided with the rise in obesity,...

DATE: April 14, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Fish oil may be vital to good health

Omega-3 fish oils have been touted as the elixir of health since they were studied in the 1970s and identified asreducing the incidence of heart disease, inflammation in the body and possibly...

DATE: March 3, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Food insecurity: Hunger, obesity exist together

Most of the articles I've written for the Herald focus on the incidence of obesity and how we can eat better with fewercalories.Obesity is a major health problem in the U.S., but there is another...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Heavy news on state stats

I recently traveled to the Front Range for a conference about preventing chronic disease in Colorado and was presentedwith obesity facts about Coloradoans, which surprised me. While Colorado is...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2010 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Block binges with tricks for holidays

Making the holidays healthy for you and your family isn't as difficult as you might expect.Sure there are plenty of temptations out there, such as the office holiday party with high-fat foods and...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Halloween candy is cultural drug of choice

The first dusting of snow has hit the mountains, and the mornings are chilly.Fall has descended, and the holidays are soon to follow, the first of which is a nutritionist’s nightmare –...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Start school year off right with healthy, home-packed lunches

The start of school in the fall can be a hectic time.Getting back into a routine after the relatively relaxed pace of summer can keep families busy until after dinnertime.What to pack for lunch at...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Test science of claims on 'brain food'

Are there really foods that can enhance our brainpower and decrease memory loss? There are many supplements and some foods on the market that advertise that they increase brain function, decrease...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

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