Calcium Buzz

Recently there has been a lot of “buzz” in the news and blogosphere regarding the use of calcium supplements and heart disease based on results from a longitudinal cohort Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. This new publication provides some interesting insights into the relationship between calcium and heart health. Information was gathered from individuals over a 10 year time span regarding their intake of calcium from the diet and from supplements. The study investigators also measured the calcification in the participants’ arteries, which is indicative of cardiovascular disease risk. Although the study supports that con

A Walk Down Memory Lane, but Not Really

Stepping into the cafeterias brought back so many fond memories of being a little girl in school. I remembered meal time was always a happy time. My favorite part of elementary was helping the lunch ladies serve food in schools. These cafeterias had so many familiar things yet everything was different. Since when did milk come in little bags? Since when did us kids get to choose what we eat versus having a pre-filled platter handed to us? And since when did breakfast get served in the classroom? The first things I noticed were the little white bags students were taking and I had to ask what they were. As the site manager giggled at me, she told me they were milk pouches. Breakfast is also