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by KRISTIN WILSON | January 16, 2006
kristinw@herald-mail.com A meander down a grocery store's snack food isle might inspire a few double takes these days. In the top corner of a bag of Doritos is the phrase "0 grams trans fat. " Manufacturers of cookies, snack crackers and loaves of bread also are labeling such foods as free of trans fat. While it might seem curious to see such labels on foods that are known to contain fat, these labels are part of the U.S. Food...
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by Lynn Little | April 13, 2005
A key recommendation in the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fatty acids, less than 300 mg/day of cholesterol and keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible. Add trans fats to the list of fats you need to watch out for on food labels. Trans fats are made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oils - a process called hydrogenation. The added hydrogen exerts a slight pull that rotates the fat chain, changing the configuration from what in chemistry is called "cis" to "trans" - thus the name trans fats.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | May 7, 2007
Three bills proposing a ban on trans fat in Maryland restaurants failed this year, but some local restaurants already are making changes. In some cases, customers hadn't asked for the changes, but Tri-State-area restaurants began reducing their use of trans fat for several reasons - out of concern for their customers' health, recommendation from a supplier or the possibility laws could be enacted to ban trans fat in Maryland, Pennsylvania and...
NEWS
April 27, 2013
A fun part of my client's success is my famous grocery shopping tour. We go to a local grocery store, and show them how to read food labels, get the most supportive food items, what to eat less of and what to flat out avoid. This where the rubber hits the road if you want to transform your body, and take control over your health and physical well being. Here are some tips to help get you on your way.   Buy as much locally grown fresh foods as you can. I'm an advocate for buying as close to nature as you can. Buying fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats can help assure that you are getting the most nutrient dense foods with minimal "shelf time.
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By CHAD SMITH / For The Herald-Mail | August 17, 2009
Part of our clients' program is our famous grocery shopping tour. We take clients to a local grocery store, and we show them how to read food labels, how to get the most supportive food items, what to eat less of and what to flat out avoid. This where the rubber hits the road if you want to transform your body, and take control of your health and physical wel-being. Here are some tips to help get you on your way. o Buy as much locally grown fresh foods as you can. I'm an advocate for buying unprocessed foods as close as you can to the growers.
NEWS
May 13, 2011
Part of our clients program is our famous grocery-shopping tour. We take them to a local grocery store, and we show them how to read food labels, get the most supportive food items, what to eat less of, and what to flat out avoid. This where the rubber hits the road if you want to transform your body, and take control over your health and physical well being. Here are some tips to help get you on your way.  Buy as much locally grown fresh foods as you can. I'm an advocate for buying as close to nature as you can. Buying fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats can help assure that you are getting the most nutrient-dense foods with minimal "shelf time.
NEWS
By LYNN F. LITTLE | November 30, 1999
Food labels are changing and consumers can benefit. In 2006, nutrition fact labels on food are required to identify the presence of trans fats. The requirement has prompted some manufacturers to reformulate foods to eliminate the troublesome trans fats ? many cookies and crackers are now being touted as having "0 trans fats. " Trans fatty acids, also known as trans fat, are artery-clogging and formed when vegetable oils are hardened into margarine or shortening. Trans fat also is found in cookies, crackers, doughnuts, pastries, icing, potato chips, french fries, fried chicken and microwaved popcorn.
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by TIM ROWLAND | December 14, 2006
Commentary First it was public smoking that was banned, now it's public consumption of something called "trans fat. " It happened first in New York City, but it's bound to spread. The government has determined that trans fats are a health risk, and has given the deep six to deep fried. According to the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, who banned smoking in bars and restaurants during his first term, the changes could save lives. "We're not trying to take away anybody's ability to go out and have the kind of food that they want in the quantities that they want, but we are trying to make that food safer," he said.
NEWS
By CHAD SMITH / For The Herald-Mail | June 22, 2009
Contrary to popular belief, fat isn't the enemy. I cringe whenever I hear that someone is placed on a "low-fat diet. " Fat can't be put into a single category any more than carbs or protein can. There are different kinds of fat. We need to know about the good kinds to eat more of and the bad kinds to avoid. Fat is a nutrient, and, as always, balance is key. Bad fats The least healthy of the fats are saturated fats. These are most commonly found in land animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy products.
NEWS
by LYNN F. LITTLE | January 24, 2007
Today's supermarket is filled with thousands of prepackaged foods for consumers to choose from. Making the best nutritional choice can be difficult for most of us. The nutrition facts label on the packaging can be a wealth of information to help you get the most nutrition for your food dollar. Use the nutrition facts label when you shop, as you plan your meals and as you cook. The label helps you determine the amount of nutrients you are getting and to compare one product to another.
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April 27, 2013
A fun part of my client's success is my famous grocery shopping tour. We go to a local grocery store, and show them how to read food labels, get the most supportive food items, what to eat less of and what to flat out avoid. This where the rubber hits the road if you want to transform your body, and take control over your health and physical well being. Here are some tips to help get you on your way.   Buy as much locally grown fresh foods as you can. I'm an advocate for buying as close to nature as you can. Buying fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats can help assure that you are getting the most nutrient dense foods with minimal "shelf time.
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Lynn Little | September 25, 2012
The foods you choose can make a difference in how you look and feel.  Whole-grain foods provide you with health-promoting vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Experts recommend making half your grains whole grains every day. Researchers recommend making one-half your plate fruits and vegetables. Fruits, such as blueberries, and vegetables, such as broccoli, offer antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce the oxidative damage associated with aging, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
OPINION
February 22, 2012
“What a wonderful article in Sunday's paper by Lloyd Waters, concerning 'We remember the outhouse.' Perhaps if we return to those days, our country would be in better shape. We survived then and could survive now. No flush tax, no gun control and no gasoline tax. When the government needs more money, all they think is taxing us more, and what are they doing with the money?” - Hagerstown “Why do we need someone from Michigan to tell us how to park in Hagerstown?
NEWS
May 13, 2011
Part of our clients program is our famous grocery-shopping tour. We take them to a local grocery store, and we show them how to read food labels, get the most supportive food items, what to eat less of, and what to flat out avoid. This where the rubber hits the road if you want to transform your body, and take control over your health and physical well being. Here are some tips to help get you on your way.  Buy as much locally grown fresh foods as you can. I'm an advocate for buying as close to nature as you can. Buying fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats can help assure that you are getting the most nutrient-dense foods with minimal "shelf time.
LIFESTYLE
Chad Smith | February 6, 2011
On Jan. 20, super retail and grocery giant Wal-Mart unveiled its plan to provide its customers with healthier and more affordable food choices. According to the company's website, first lady Michelle Obama joined Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon as he outlined the five key parts of the program: Reformulating thousands of everyday packaged food items by 2015 by reducing sodium 25 percent and added sugars 10 percent, and by removing all remaining industrially...
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By CHAD SMITH / For The Herald-Mail | August 17, 2009
Part of our clients' program is our famous grocery shopping tour. We take clients to a local grocery store, and we show them how to read food labels, how to get the most supportive food items, what to eat less of and what to flat out avoid. This where the rubber hits the road if you want to transform your body, and take control of your health and physical wel-being. Here are some tips to help get you on your way. o Buy as much locally grown fresh foods as you can. I'm an advocate for buying unprocessed foods as close as you can to the growers.
NEWS
By CHAD SMITH / For The Herald-Mail | June 22, 2009
Contrary to popular belief, fat isn't the enemy. I cringe whenever I hear that someone is placed on a "low-fat diet. " Fat can't be put into a single category any more than carbs or protein can. There are different kinds of fat. We need to know about the good kinds to eat more of and the bad kinds to avoid. Fat is a nutrient, and, as always, balance is key. Bad fats The least healthy of the fats are saturated fats. These are most commonly found in land animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy products.
NEWS
May 10, 2007
"It would seem to me you people from Hagerstown would be glad the government prohibits trans fats from being used in restaurants and from being in food sold. I can see you people do not know just how dangerous trans fats are in your diet and how little you know about the food we injest. " "Why is the world so enthralled with the 'queen?' If this family did not have money and a 'royal' heritage, no one would know who they are. The taxpayers of England should rise up and say 'no more' to the financial support they give to maintain the queen and her family's lifestyle, let alone that huge waste of space they live in. What redeeming value does this family bring forth?
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 7, 2007
Here's what some restaurants in the Tri-State area have done regarding the use of trans fat: · Stadium Grill and Tavern in Hagerstown switched to using Wesson Smart Choice, a cottonseed/canola oil blend that contains no trans fat about two months ago. This is used for all of the restaurant's deep-fried menu items, including french fries, wings and mozzarella sticks. Stephen Parrotte II, co-owner and general manager, said he doesn't know if the menu, which lists 60 to 70 items, is completely free of trans fat. The cooks use trans fat-free butter when sauting, grilling and buttering pasta.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 7, 2007
Three bills proposing a ban on trans fat in Maryland restaurants failed this year, but some local restaurants already are making changes. In some cases, customers hadn't asked for the changes, but Tri-State-area restaurants began reducing their use of trans fat for several reasons - out of concern for their customers' health, recommendation from a supplier or the possibility laws could be enacted to ban trans fat in Maryland, Pennsylvania and...
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