Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1134/all en 6 surprising sources of sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_surprising_sources_of_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_surprising_sources_of_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/sugar_bowl_3.jpg" alt="6 surprising sources of sugar Blog Post" title="6 surprising sources of sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most of us eat too much sugar. On average, Americans consume 475 calories of added sugars EVERY DAY (that&rsquo;s 30 teaspoons). Compare this with the American Heart Association&rsquo;s recommendation that American women limit their added sugars to no more than 100 calories (or 6 teaspoons) of added sugars per day and men consume no more than 150 calories (9 teaspoons) daily.</p> <p>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/3_ways_to_break_your_sugar_habit">3 Ways to Break Your Sugar Habit</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_surprising_sources_of_sugar#comments Health Blog Health Nutrition Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Wellness Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:46:28 +0000 Nifer 58385 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 “healthy” kids’ foods that aren’t http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_healthy_kids_foods_that_aren_t <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_healthy_kids_foods_that_aren_t" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/boy_310.jpg" alt="5 “healthy” kids’ foods that aren’t Blog Post" title="5 “healthy” kids’ foods that aren’t Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>My sons are grown now, but I remember well the challenges of stocking my pantry with foods they liked that were good for them too. Because I&rsquo;m a nutrition professor, my neighbors, friends and family often ask me whether or not a particular food is a nutritious choice for their kids. </p> <p>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/foods_that_boost_brain_power">4 Foods that Boost Kids&rsquo; Brain Power</a></p><p>Here are a few foods that at first glance seem healthy, but deserve a closer look.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_healthy_kids_foods_that_aren_t#comments Health Blog Health Healthy kids Nutrition Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:31:28 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17873 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do you really need to cut back on salt? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_you_really_need_to_cut_back_on_salt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_you_really_need_to_cut_back_on_salt" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salt_310.jpg" alt="Do you really need to cut back on salt? Blog Post" title="Do you really need to cut back on salt? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_you_really_need_to_cut_back_on_salt#comments Health Blog Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:44:55 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17718 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Jamie Oliver’s battle against chocolate milk may be the wrong one http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_jamie_oliver_s_battle_against_chocolate_milk_may_be_the_w <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_jamie_oliver_s_battle_against_chocolate_milk_may_be_the_w" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/jamieOliver_310.jpg" alt="Why Jamie Oliver’s battle against chocolate milk may be the wrong one Blog Post" title="Why Jamie Oliver’s battle against chocolate milk may be the wrong one Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Last week I was watching Jamie Oliver&rsquo;s &ldquo;Food Revolution,&rdquo; the British chef&rsquo;s reality TV show, which is filming in Los Angeles this season. On the show, which aired April 12, Oliver demonized the chocolate milk L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) serves their students, calling it &ldquo;the equivalent of a candy bar.&rdquo; Oliver filled a school bus with sand to represent the amount of sugar in flavored milk that he claimed is consumed by LAUSD students every week.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br />PHOTO CREDIT: David Loftus</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_jamie_oliver_s_battle_against_chocolate_milk_may_be_the_w#comments Food News Blog Health Healthy kids Nutrition Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:17:51 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17166 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is posting calorie counts on restaurant menus enough to help us be healthier? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_posting_calorie_counts_on_restaurant_menus_enough_to_help_ <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_posting_calorie_counts_on_restaurant_menus_enough_to_help_" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/burger_310_0.jpg" alt="Is posting calorie counts on restaurant menus enough to help us be healthier? Blog Post" title="Is posting calorie counts on restaurant menus enough to help us be healthier? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_posting_calorie_counts_on_restaurant_menus_enough_to_help_#comments Health Blog Food & health news Health Nutrition Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 08 Mar 2011 17:33:15 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17017 at http://www.eatingwell.com An insider’s take on Walmart’s healthy food initiative http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/an_insider_s_take_on_walmart_s_healthy_food_initiative <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/an_insider_s_take_on_walmart_s_healthy_food_initiative" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/veggies_310.jpg" alt="An insider’s take on Walmart’s healthy food initiative Blog Post" title="An insider’s take on Walmart’s healthy food initiative Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/an_insider_s_take_on_walmart_s_healthy_food_initiative#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Health Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:19:51 +0000 Matt Malenczak 16897 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is this super-“healthy” doughnut a good idea? Or are we just tricking the kids? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_this_super_healthy_doughnut_a_good_idea_or_are_we_just <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_this_super_healthy_doughnut_a_good_idea_or_are_we_just" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/donut_310_1.jpg" alt="Is this super-“healthy” doughnut a good idea? Or are we just tricking the kids? Blog Post" title="Is this super-“healthy” doughnut a good idea? Or are we just tricking the kids? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Since so many of us have resolved that we and our families are going to eat healthier this year, I was troubled to learn that <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news/_toddlers-eating-junk">nearly 40 percent of the total calories our children eat each day, about 800 calories, are so-called &ldquo;empty calories&rdquo;</a> with little nutritional value&mdash;or junk food. That&rsquo;s far more than what most children have room for in a healthy diet, which ranges from 1,200 to 2,400 calories a day, depending on a child&rsquo;s age, sex and physical-activity level.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_this_super_healthy_doughnut_a_good_idea_or_are_we_just#comments Health Blog Food & health news Good choices Healthy kids Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:14:17 +0000 Matt Malenczak 16869 at http://www.eatingwell.com