Prenatal Calories More Important than Alcohol Exposure in Obesity

July 31, 2018 – Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) impairs fetal neurodevelopment and ultimately causes fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). PAE has also been associated with low birthweight and a higher risk for development of childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction including glucose intolerance and cardiovascular disease. Read more.

A Chance I Might Discover Something

July 31, 2018 – From his lab in a textile mill-turned-food research center, a UNC scientist has brought an important nutrient to the world’s attention. Dr. Steven Zeisel wants to make sure you’re getting enough choline. In a state-of-the-art laboratory on the North Carolina Research Campus, in the unlikeliest of places in a former textile mill town, Zeisel is overseeing scientific experiments about a nutrient that could change the way we eat. Read more.

Salad – It’s in the Bag

July 31, 2018 – From our neighbors at the Dole Nutrition Institute comes helpful information about a healthful summertime dining option. Bagged salads are just what you need when you have unannounced guests or for those times when you just don’t want to turn on the oven!  It’s the one item that should always be in your fridge so you can take advantage of recipes like our Chipotle Spring Rolls, a real crowd pleaser!  This month we’re setting the record straight on this mealtime shortcut by answering your questions and addressing concerns about bagged salads and salad kits. Read more.