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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

  • Lunch Is Served!

    September 28, 2016
    Michelle Matto, IDFA’s consultant on nutrition and labeling, notes the nutritional value of school meals and snacks in her September blog post. “In fact, school meals are, on average, healthier than the packed lunches that many parents send with their students, providing more fruits, vegetables and dairy,” she said, referring to a nutritional comparison of lunches featured in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Read More
  • Where Does Food Come From? Share Stories with Customers

    May 10, 2016
    Michelle Matto, IDFA’s consultant on nutrition and labeling, says dairy companies can take advantage of consumers’ growing interest in knowing where food comes from by sharing production stories about milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream on websites, on product packages and in social media. In her latest Nutrition Notes blog, Matto explains how IDFA’s partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is helping consumers learn more about food production and how to live a healthy life. Read More
  • 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
 
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