Nutrition Today

Editor-in-Chief: Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD
ISSN: 0029-666X
Online ISSN: 1538-9839
Frequency: 6 issues / year
From the Editor
Welcome to our Spring Issue! Our cover story is the new Pacific Food Guide for the many Americans living in Hawaii and along the Pacific Rim in the islands and territories who sometimes have very different foods to choose from and very different eating traditions than mainlanders. You’ll enjoy this description of the guide by Dr. Fialkowski and her team, and the links to even more detail that are provided in the article. CE credit is also available on this article.

Our sports expert, Dr. Chris Rosenbloom, takes a close look at all those juices and drinks that are being touted by trainers for recovery in sports, and lays out the pros and cons of what you get and what you don’t in them.  As always, it’s a great read and chock full with facts to dispel some of the many fictions surrounding these products.

Since our issue includes Nutrition Month, we celebrate the remarkable life of one of the most famous British nutritionists of the 20th century, Dr. Elsie Widdowson. What is surprising to many is that not only was she a member of the Royal Society in the United Kingdom, but she was a very good dietitian. The story of her professional life and accomplishments during a time when it was difficult to make a career in science provides important lessons about perseverance and seizing opportunities as they arise. We also publish excerpts from a newly discovered diary of her travels to various scientific laboratories in the USA in the mid 1930’s, what she thought about their work, and what these same institutions are doing today in nutrition.

As we begin a Presidential campaign, it is always good to know where we stand in terms of current legislation on agricultural policy, and the piece on the US Farm Bill will help to do this.

Dr. Keith Singletary provides an overview of rosemary, another common culinary spice in our series that has run over the past 3 years. We’ll wind up the series next issue; those of you who are subscribers can go back to the archives anytime at your leisure and find all of the common herbs and spices reviewed, along with their potential health benefits.

We hope you will get your taxes in on time and then settle back to read some of these pieces to take your mind to more pleasant topics!
​Johanna Dwyer DSc, RD​

PS: Dr. Eileen Kennedy, co-author on the farm bill article, furnished us with an update as to the status related issues today. She tells us that as predicted with improvements in the economy, SNAP payouts have decreased. Nevertheless, she feels that SNAP benefits will continue to be a hotly debated issue in the coming months and years.
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Dannon Institute Anniversary

Created in 1997, the Dannon Institute is an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting excellence in the field of nutrition and communicating the link between nutrition and good health. Program areas include promoting children’s nutrition, especially preschool nutrition education, and fostering the success of tomorrow’s leaders in the field of nutrition.

The Dannon Institute: Celebrating 10 Years of Nutrition Education