Navigation Links
Maine registered dietitian sends an SOS to Senators Collins and Snowe
Date:9/14/2011

McLean, VA. . . September 14, 2011In a letter to Maine's two Senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, prominent South Portland registered dietitian, Ms. Kitty Broihier, MS, RD., said, "I would like to thank you for taking a tough stand on a school nutrition issue that's particularly important to our statethe amount of potatoes and other starchy vegetables that can be offered through the school lunch program.

Broihier wrote, "First, there is no question that potatoes have an important role in a well-balanced diet. Potatoes are packed with potassium and dietary fibertwo nutrients that are chronically under-consumed by both children and adults in this country, according to the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines.

"Second, according to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, French fried potatoes comprise just 1.5% of the total daily calories in the diets of all Americans, 2 years of age or older. The charts at the bottom of this letter illustrate this very minor caloric contribution.

"Pinning the complex issue of childhood obesity on one food is an incredible oversimplification, though not unheard of, unfortunately. Which food will be discriminated against next? It seems to me that encouraging the consumption of a wide variety of wholesome foodsincluding potatoes and other starchy vegetablesis a more reasonable approach, and one that both students and schools can live with.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeff Nedelman
nedelman.jeff@gmail.com
Strategic Communications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New romaine lettuce lines launched
2. Researchers report moderately large potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region
3. Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine
4. UNH researchers studying spiny dogfish, Gulf of Maines mini shark
5. High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine
6. Registered dietitians play essential role in effective management of diabetes in adults
7. Registered dietitians play essential role in management of gastric bypass patients
8. California pistachios: Dietitian and Mother Nature approved
9. Eating right, not supplements, is best at keeping your good bacteria healthy, dietitian says
10. MBARI sends underwater robot to study Deepwater Horizon spill
11. Shipping industry sends help as project in Panama tackles amphibian crisis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2016)... , January 21, 2016 ... a new market research report "Emotion Detection and Recognition ... Software Tools (Facial Expression, Voice Recognition and Others), ... Global forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... to reach USD 22.65 Billion by 2020, at ...
(Date:1/18/2016)... Calif. , Jan. 18, 2016  Extenua ... software that simplifies the use and access of ... and go-to-market partnership with American Cyber.  ... brings extensive experience leading transformational C4ISR and Cyber ... and integrating the latest proven technology solutions," said ...
(Date:1/11/2016)... , Jan. 11, 2016 Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: ... solutions, today announced that its ClearPad ® TouchView ... products won two separate categories in the 8 th ... and Best Technology Breakthrough. The Synaptics ® TDDI ... simplified supply chain, thinner devices, brighter displays and borderless ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016  Wellcentive today announced it ... Portland, Oregon -based community care organization (CCO) ... health analytics, quality reporting and care management solutions ... its team of quality managers, analysts and care ... provider groups serving FamilyCare members. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... BEACH, Florida , February 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID" or "Company") (OTCQB: PSID), ... diagnostics, announced today that its Thermomedics subsidiary, which ... progress on its growth plan in January 2016, ... products distributors, increasing sequential monthly sales growth, and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... Global Stem Cells Group, a world ... Cells Network (GSCN) to distribute exosome injection and other biological products to stem ... Dominican Republic, Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Puerto ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Early-career researchers from Indonesia ... Uganda and Yemen ... Indonesia , Nepal , ... Yemen are being honored for their accomplishments in nutrition, psychiatry, ... mentoring young women scientists who are pursuing careers in agriculture, biology and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: