processed foods

Less is More

Nonna Joann • October 29th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Less is more, especially when it comes to processed food. The less you eat of it, the healthier you’ll be. When you eat a processed food, the fewer ingredients, the healthier it is for you. Less is more.
When the demand for organic foods rose, more items became available. You vote with your pocketbook.
Today, you can [...]

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Trans Fat Being Removed

Nonna Joann • July 28th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Party Time
Cause for celebration: I read this in yesterday’s morning paper, “Unilever spreads to lose trans fats.” YIPEE! I was rejoicing when the article stated, “Unilever, which sells more tubs of soft margarine spread than anyone, will unveil today plans to remove (Yes, it said REMOVE.) all partially hydrogenated oils—artificial trans fats—from its soft-spread brands including I [...]

Pets Eat Better Than Most Kids

Nonna Joann • May 28th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I’ve been making my own dog food for over a year. It all began when my two little pooches got sick. The vet recommended I purchase expensive canned food for them. He didn’t encourage me when I said
I would make their food instead. It turns out that vets don’t like the idea of people [...]

Processed Foods = Sugar

Nonna Joann • May 21st, 2009 • Horrible Foods

How much sugar is there in processed foods?

Turns out a lot!
We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. He lays [...]

Most Important Meal

Nonna Joann • January 27th, 2009 • Mealtimes with Kids

Don’t Skip Breakfast
After a long night of sleep, your child’s engine is on empty. A healthy breakfast, containing protein and fiber, will get his engine going. Protein and fiber will satisfy your child’s hunger and keep him feeling full until lunchtime. In fact, studies show children who eat breakfast do better in school.
Mornings are when even [...]

Whole Foods with Food Stamps

Nonna Joann • October 21st, 2008 • Stretch Grocery $$$

The Sunday Denver Post ran the article “Healthy Lessons,” about the cost of school lunches. Most of the article discusses the school lunch program. Some schools are now including salad bars, fresh fruit, and other healthy food options. A Big Nonna Hug to them! Regrettably, the article also reinforced the notion that preparing healthy foods [...]

Organic Snacking Is Really Affordable

Nonna Joann • May 8th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I made a trip to the grocery store in preparation for a talk I was giving. We constantly hear how expensive organic foods are and I wanted to make my own cost-comparison: Processed Snacks to Organic Munchies. How much will purchasing organic foods actually impact your budget? Turns out it depends.
We know organic cost more than conventionally grown fruit and veggies. It’s usually a [...]