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About Nutrition Notes

Michelle Albee Matto Nutrition Notes Blog offers insight, news and analysis on nutrition, as well as food labeling. The blog is written by Michelle Albee Matto, who worked in IDFA's regulatory department for eight years, most recently as assistant director for nutrition and labeling.

Michelle now works exclusively for IDFA as a nutrition and labeling consultant. Contact her at amfoodnutrition@gmail.com.

Michelle is a registered dietician and holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Society for Nutrition Education.

Nutrition Notes

  • Thank an RDN Today!

    March 09, 2016
    March is National Nutrition Month®, organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the professional organization representing Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). As part of National Nutrition Month®, March 9 has been designated RDN Day to honor these nutrition experts and health professionals. So when you see an RDN, thank them for their important work! Read More
  • Wake Up to School Breakfast!

    March 04, 2016
    On mornings when you don’t eat breakfast, how do you feel around 10:30 or 11? On those few days when I skip breakfast, I’m usually in a bad mood with a headache by midmorning. It’s definitely not a good way to get much accomplished and, especially for children, it’s not a good way to learn. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program is so important for the nearly 13 million children who use the program each day. Next week, March 7-11, will be National School Breakfast Week to highlight the importance of this program. Read More
  • Quick Cure for Cabin Fever

    February 04, 2016
    Last week, the Washington-Baltimore area was hit with record snow, testing the limits of any parent’s ability to keep it together during snow days. Even without a storm to keep us indoors, winter is a trying time to manage healthy habits for everyone, since the abundance of comfort foods and cold, challenging weather can impede fitness resolutions. Read More
  • Thanksgiving Theme Never Gets Old

    November 05, 2015
    IDFA is a member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, which brings together food manufacturers, community organizations and associations to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. Michelle Matto, IDFA’s consultant on nutrition and labeling, shares some of the Foundation’s suggestions for fall family activities that center around agricultural harvests and adds a few dairy-related options. Read More
  • Dietary Guidelines Controversy Continues

    October 14, 2015
    The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) pot has been stirred up, said Michelle Matto, IDFA's nutrition and labeling consultant, in her recent blog post. There’s been lots of controversy regarding the 2015 DGAs, and an article published recently in the British Medical Journal has gotten the conversation (or argument) going again. Read More
 
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