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Nourished Living by Dietician Kelly Hamlin MA, RD, CDN

How many of you eat out once in a while, at least once or twice a month? Did you know that eating out provides approximately one-third of the calories in the diets of Americans?

Here’s another question. Would you make different choices when eating out if you had easy-to-use nutritional information provided to you prior to placing your order?

Enter the Restaurant Labeling Law. Going back to March of 2010, the federal government adopted a menu labeling law as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 1, an act which was upheld by the Supreme Court in June of 2012.

This law requires that large chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments, and certain owners and operators of vending machines, post calorie information on their menus or machines, and make other nutrition information available upon request.

The law also restricts what menu labeling laws state and local governments may adopt.  Continue reading

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Pro sports slip to new low this week in NBA

There are a lot of good reasons to follow amateur sports. And, by amateur, I’m referring to everything from Tee-ball to High School Varsity. You know… those who play for the love of the game.

At the collegiate level, the only ones not getting paid the big bucks are the athletes themselves.

And, in the major programs, even they receive a cost-free education, often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

It seems that purity in sport has all but disappeared in the pros.

At the risk of dating myself, I can remember when you drafted a guy like Roger Staubach and, more often than not, he would be a fixture for your franchise until the day he retired.

Believe it or not, some guys actually felt a sense of loyalty to their team.

Today it’s all about me, myself, and I. Where can I draw the largest paycheck? How do I maneuver myself into a larger market, thereby maximizing my endorsement potential? Continue reading

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