Preventive Medicine: Why nutrition guidance fails by succeeding

Preventive Medicine: Why nutrition guidance fails by succeeding

There are two reasons the nutrient profiling system known as NuVal®, which assigned a score from 1 to 100, the higher the number the more nutritious the food, has disappeared from the shelves of the nearly 2,000 U.S. supermarkets it populated at its peak. The first reason is that the business model didn’t work; and the second is that the science of the system worked a bit too well.

A Major Global Report About Nutrition Around World Shows That We Are All Eating the Wrong Things

A Major Global Report About Nutrition Around World Shows That We Are All Eating the Wrong Things

The 2017 Global Nutrition report was released last week. It describes a world where people are eating the wrong things. While it is true that far too many people lack access to food, almost everyone seems to lack access to food that actually nourishes them. Globally, 52 million children are “wasted” – too skinny for their height. At the same time, 41 million children under five are overweight.

Nutrition expert can help save your life

Forty years ago, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and few job opportunities, I realized it was time to reevaluate where my professional passion was and whether could I make a living following the dream. As a child I spent weekends working in my father’s deli, making thick roast beef sandwiches and trying my best to slice a thin sliver of lox. I also saw my father suffer most of his life with ulcers, ultimately getting half his stomach removed. It seemed the study of nutrition would combine my love of food with the tools to help people with digestive disorders.

Nutrition expert can help save your life

Forty years ago, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and few job opportunities, I realized it was time to reevaluate where my professional passion was and whether could I make a living following the dream. As a child I spent weekends working in my father’s deli, making thick roast beef sandwiches and trying my best to slice a thin sliver of lox. I also saw my father suffer most of his life with ulcers, ultimately getting half his stomach removed. It seemed the study of nutrition would combine my love of food with the tools to help people with digestive disorders.