Happy Friday! I’m wrapping up a crazy but insanely productive week, which always feels good. That includes keeping up with the week’s nutrition news. So, without further ado:
- My most recent column for The Seattle Times was on food labels, and I’ve been waiting with bated breath for how the pending Food and Drug Administration revisions to the Nutrition Facts Panel will play out. What do you think about the idea of posting how many calories are in an entire package, instead of just how many are in a serving, as explained in this Chicago Tribune article?
- Speaking of what’s in your food, check out this intriguing CNN Eatocracy post, “Faux pas! Food fraud on the rise.”
- Ah, the eternal question: Can food be addictive? According to this Washington Post article, “‘Feel-good’ food may be addictive, though direct evidence has not been found.“
- What was I saying last week? I all but yelled “Yes!” when I read the ABC News article, “Stigma against the obese the last acceptable prejudice, studies find.” And then I did yell, “No!” when I read about this clueless bioethicist. Ethics, schmethics.
- Finally, a thought-provoking and somewhat touching Wall Street Journal article about the relationship conflict that can occur in mixed-weight couples, “Put a stop to ‘Do I look fat?’“
That’s a wrap for this week. Have a great weekend!