Monthly archives of “February 2014

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Coming to a Grocery Store near You

Help me give a big welcome to today’s guest blogger Dominique Lopez-Stickney, a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian. Dominique is a Health Coach here at Moda and specializes in weight and diabetes management, and health behavior change. Today she shares her thoughts on the new proposed nutrition label.

This morning, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label to reflect the public health needs of the United States.  There will no doubt be many opinions about the proposed changes. As an informed consumer, here’s what you need to know:

  • Calories from Fat removed: Low fat and fat free used to be the craze. Now, we know that the type of fat we consume is more important to our health than the total fat.
  • Added Sugars inserted: The average American consumes around 300 calories per day of added sugars, which is triple the recommended amount.
  • Serving size changed: More realistic serving sizes for what Americans actually eat, displayed clearer, so it’s easy to know how many calories we’re eating. Read More
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Spring Break 2014 – Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference in Bend, Oregon

The third annual Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference is right around the corner, and you know what that means? Three days in beautiful Bend, Oregon to mingle with school employees, public health experts, medical carrier representatives and community members who are passionate about school employee wellness!

The Oregon Education Association Choice Trust in partnership with other organizations hosts a free two day conference that focuses on creating a culture of wellness in the school setting. Read More

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World Cancer Day – Purple Your Profile

Please join me in welcoming Lindsey as a very special guest blogger today! Lindsey is also a part of the wellness team here at Moda. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, Lifespan Development. Lindsey is also a Certified Child Life Specialist and a Certified Family Life Educator and has extensive experience working with children and adults in the healthcare setting.

Hello My apple a day readers! Today is World Cancer Day!

World Cancer Day is different than some of the other days related to cancer. The purpose of World Cancer day is to reduce the stigma around cancer and squander myths about cancer all through the use of social media. By talking about cancer we can educate each other about signs and symptoms of this terrible disease. We can also help to debunk myths and support one another. Read More