‘Nutrition’ Category

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New food labels on the horizon

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appears to be advocating for country-of-origin labeling on fresh foods such as unprocessed meats and vegetables. According to an article from the Associated Press, he’s hoping for voluntary compliance, but will “write new rules”  if the voluntary approach doesn’t work.

Mood and Food

Increasingly, research is finding a connection between a person’s food intake and mood, behavior and brain function. The human brain has high energy and nutrient needs. Intake of energy and nutrients affect levels of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters allow nerve cells to communicate with each other and influence mood, sleep patterns, memory, […]

They’re Back……and They’re Hungry!!

Gustavus students are back on campus in full force and have brought their appetites with them! The Dining Service Staff has been commenting all week about how glad they are to see their Gusties again – those who were away during January and especially, those who have returned from a semester abroad. Their other comment…..jeesh….didn’t […]

The Portion Creep

THE PORTION CREEP Image by goodrob13 (http://flickr.com/photos/goodrob13/). Used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en). Be on the lookout for the Portion Creep Who is he? He’s a pusher. He’s the furtive guy standing on your shoulder at Hello Wok, who says “hey, that person in front of […]