November 24, 1995 |
Even the most thorough examination of food safety issues will leave some questions unanswered. Several sources provide information to the public. They include: * * Meat and Poultry Hotline U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (800) 535-4555 * Seafood Hot Line U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (800) 332-4010 Free brochure, "If You Eat Raw Oysters, You Need to Know..., " also available. * Office of Consumer Inquiries U.S.
January 26, 1998 |
For additional information on fitness and nutrition: * PLEASE (Promoting Lifelong Education About Self-Esteem), 91 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107. * "Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crisis" (Healthy Weight Journal, 1997, $17.95). To order, call (701) 567-2646, or fax (701) 567-2602. Visa and MasterCard accepted. * National Assn. to Advance Fat Acceptance, P.O. Box 188620, Sacramento, CA 95818; (916) 558-6880.
July 17, 1992 |
* Hugs, not cookies. Instead of rewarding your child with chocolate chip cookies or ice cream, give her a hug, says pediatrician Dr. Marilyn Lange. Other non-food rewards can include outings to the beach, inexpensive gifts such as baseball cards or hair clips, or special privileges such as extra telephone time. * Choose healthy snacks. Offer raw vegetables and fruit instead of chips or sweets. Children should have at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. * Limit portion sizes.
September 22, 1997 |
For additional information on fitness and nutrition: * PLEASE (Promoting Lifelong Education About Self-Esteem), 91 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107. * "Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crisis" (Healthy Weight Journal, 1997). $17.95. To order by fax, call (701) 567-2602, or call (701) 567-2646. Visa or MasterCard accepted. * "Intuitive Eating: A Recovery Book for the Chronic Dieter" (St. Martin's Press, 1995). $21.95. * National Assn. to Advance Fat Acceptance, P.O.
March 21, 1991 |
Dear Eating Right: I have a specific diet problem and I'm not sure whom I should talk to. What is the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietitian? --CHRIS Dear Chris: For many years, nutrition was considered the stepchild of medicine; physicians rarely took nutrition courses. Moreover, many who called themselves nutritionists had little nutrition background. Most dietitians worked in hospitals, in administration and in food service. Today, things are different.
April 13, 1998 |
The National Academy of Sciences last week recommended that large segments of the population take vitamins because even people who eat well may not be getting all the nutrients they need from food alone. In particular, the academy cited folic acid for women of child-bearing age--to reduce the risk of serious birth defects--and vitamin B12 for older Americans in their fight against anemia. Here is a guide to the vitamins, from A to K: Vitamin A * What It's for: Tissue maintenance.