Category Archives: Health

Nutrition Facts Label Changes Proposed By FDA & Michelle Obama – Good or Bad?

Nutrition Facts Label Changes FDA Michelle Obama

It’s the first thing that any health-conscious person turns to when weighing the value of a food or drink product – the great Nutrition Facts Label.  Well, the FDA with support from Michelle Obama is proposing to revise these labels to “place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such as Vitamin D and potassium.”

Interesting.  But will the label revisions make a difference?  In my opinion, the new labels put too great an emphasis on caloric content of a product.  If a reader looks at a label and is bombarded with a large and bold Calories indication, then they may not take a sufficient look at the rest of the label which is arguably just as (if not more) important.

Nutrition Facts Label Changes FDA Michelle Obama

Volcom Skatepark Costa Mesa, CA – Trevor Millican

Volcom Skatepark Costa Mesa, CA - Trevor Millican

 

Trevor Millican Visits Volcom Skatepark in Costa Mesa, CA

Flu Season 2013 – Statistics, Information and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains a webpage titled, “Flu View” which includes weekly status updates of number of flu cases per state.  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/

For information on the flu virus in California visit the California Department of Health’s website here:  http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Influenza%28Flu%29.aspx

Be safe out there and WASH YOUR HANDS.

Trevor Millican

Trevor Millican