Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

More than 30 million children eat school lunch every day and over 13 million eat school breakfast. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act influences nine federal nutrition programs and is reviewed by the United States (US) Congress every five years. In 2010,...

Potential Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana: A Look at the Research

This article is one in a series on medical marijuana, or cannabis. These articles are solely for the purpose of educating and informing nutrition professionals about medical marijuana. They are not an endorsement for marijuana use by Nutrition411.

The New GMO Labeling Law is Happening (But Will You Take the Time to Read It?)

A nationwide law requiring food manufacturers to standardly label products which contain genetically engineered (GE) organisms, more commonly known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs, is now reality. Both the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on the terms of...

A Summary of Map the Meal Gap 2016

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Medical Marijuana 101: What Nutrition Professionals Should Know

The topic of medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, is becoming more frequently and openly discussed, mainly by patients who are interested in learning more about the ways this plant may help with various medical conditions. Unfortunately, although it is...

Genetically Modified Soy: Cause for Concern?

In June of 2010, DuPont’s genetically modified (GM) soybean was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for human consumption. The bean was engineered to contain high amounts of oleic acid and decreased polyunsaturated fat content. Polyunsaturated fat...

Help for Seniors with Diabetes: What Exactly Does Medicare Cover?

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“Dairy Junk Food”: What You Need to Know

The report “Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods,” written by Michele Simon ( a public health lawyer) has made a lot of people wonder if maybe we would all be better off to back away from these foods. Ms. Simon provides the following statistics...