Feb 23, 2014
One of the goals of the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to help Tennesseans learn what it means to "eat right" and help them to apply these concepts to their everyday lives so that they can reap the benefits of good nutrition and health. However, many Tennesseans do not have access to nutritious foods so they can't make these healthy habits a reality in their lives. That's why we wanted to share information about several organizations in Tennessee that are helping many people to enjoy good nutrition and health everyday.
Feb 23, 2014
You may know that the main lifestyle risk factors contributing to cardiovascular disease (CVD) are smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol intake and overweight/obesity. However, research shows that ongoing, insufficient sleep (defined as 6 hours or less per night) is just as detrimental for our heart’s health as smoking.
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 1990s, and the Food and Drug Administration says the labels need to reflect that. There's evidence that more people are reading the labels in recent years. An Agriculture Department study said 42 percent of working adults used the panel always or most of the time in 2009 and 2010, up from 34 percent in 2007-2008. Nutritionists, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and different groups have their own wish lists for label changes.