• Check out what Marion Nestle, nutrition expert and professor at NYU, had to say regarding the new MyPlate food diagram released yesterday by the USDA. We had many of the same thoughts and are both cautiously optimistic about this replacement of the outdated Food Pyramid. [Atlantic Monthly]
  • A potent strain of “super toxic” E.Coli has killed 16 people in Europe, and sickened many more. The outbreak started in northern Germany and was originally linked to cucumbers imported from Spain, but the source has yet to be identified. E.Coli causes severe diarrhea and can lead to kidney disease and death quite rapidly. While scientists are working to identify the source of the outbreak, many farmers across Europe have destroyed crops, Russia has banned all produce imports from the E.U., and public concern grows. [The New York Times]
  • It’s National Donut Day! I foolishly said no thank you to a free donut while getting an iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts this morning. What was I thinking? I know this is a nutrition blog but….free donuts! Take advantage if you can. [Forbes]

Have a lovely weekend!