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Smart Nutrition: Sizing Up The Latest Food And Diet Trends

Monica Reinagel

Time for another installment of Smart Nutrition here on Midday.  To help us separate the wheat from the chaff in the huge harvest of nutrition and diet information swirling around us, we look to the Nutrition Diva, Monica Reinagel.  Monica is a licensed nutritionist who blogs at nutrition over easy.com.

Among our questions for Monica today:  What are the food trends we can anticipate in the coming months?  Has kale's moment passed?  And what about one of the latest diet fads: eating anything you want, as long as it fits your "macros?"  If it helps you fit into your jeans, why not? Plus, how practical - and nutritious -- is it to eat "in season," year-round?   And when it comes to eating healthy, what does the word “healthy” actually mean when it’s slapped on a food product label?  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to be evolving on the criteria companies need to claim that their products are, indeed, "healthy".  What’s making them change their minds?

Big questions.  But fear not.  The Nutrition Diva joins Tom Hall with the answers, clear and no-nonsense.  And we take your calls, tweets and emails, and answer your questions about food, diet, health and nutrition.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is Midday's senior producer.