Dietician Corner

The world of nutrition is dynamic and exciting.  StarKist will help keep you up to date on current findings and trends in the nutrition industry affecting the food service business.  Check back regularly for new thoughts and articles to help guide your nutrition plans and menus!

Is it Possible to Get Kids Excited About Nutrition?

(This article appeared in SEEN magazine, January, 2015 edition)

By: Laura Ali, MS, RDN, LDN

Childhood obesity and child nutrition have been making headlines over the last few years. As the United States has seen their waistlines expand, significant focus has been placed on school meals and children’s health. The evidence of the role good nutrition plays with leaning and development as well as long term disease risk reduction is clear. Nevertheless, while many of the mandated changes sound good on paper, challenges abound.

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It’s Time to Dive into Seafood!

By: Laura Molseed Ali, MS, RDN, LDN

Americans are looking more closely at the foods they eat and many are striving to find more healthy options.  In 2012, the Economic Research Service of the USDA estimated that over 43% of American’s food spending was on food eaten away from home.1   

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