Kid-Friendly Cabbage

Nonna Joann • July 14th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Do your kids wrinkle their noses when cabbage is on the menu?

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli. The plain, but wonderfully crunchy (I love crunchy food) cabbage is the main summer feature in recipes like coleslaw (
Click Here for Rainbow Salad…kids love it!) and sauerkraut. In cooler months it’s stuffed and baked or added [...]

Should Children Take Multivitamins

Nonna Joann • March 19th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Moms frequently ask if their children should take a multivitamin
Whole foods should be your first resource for your family’s health. A diet with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit is optimal. A picky eater’s diet is limited and because we rely on processed foods, which are not as healthful as fresh foods, it’s a good [...]

What Are You Eating?

Nonna Joann • November 17th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Americans spend over 100 billion dollars on fast food each year! In a recent study by Dr. Hope Jahren, published in the November 2008 issue of “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”, researches sampled foods from
McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s. Using carbon isotopes the researches traced what the animals consumed. They based this [...]

Food or Nutritents

Nonna Joann • July 15th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Finally, an article about daily nutrients that makes perfect “Nonna-sense”!
In a recent academic review, a University of Minnesota professor in the School of Public Health has concluded that food, as opposed to specific nutrients, may be key to having a healthy diet.
Do you think it could be that simple? Food gurus all have different points [...]

Super Foods: Fabulous or Fad?

Nonna Joann • June 19th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

“Me thinks,” if you’re old enough, you’ll remember watching Saturday morning cartoons with Popeye and Olive Oil. “I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, I’m strong to the finich, ’cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.”
Popeye gulped down a can of spinach every time he needed super-human strength, usually [...]