About Jodie, R.D.N.
I am president of Healthy Eating for Families, Inc., a nutrition communications consulting company based in Chicago. In 1998 I was selected as “Outstanding Dietitian of the Year” by both the Illinois Dietetic Association and the Chicago Dietetic Association. I've been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades, previously taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois, and am currently an instructor at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and at Dominican University in River Forest, Ilinois.
My Blog Posts
|Lessons in Food Labeling|
|Some Say GMOs Are Safe, Some Say GMOs Are Unsafe – Who Should I Believe?|
"As a registered dietitian mom who shares your concerns, I’d like to help you become more than a headline reader. "
"As a registered dietitian and mom, I’d like to help you become more than a headline reader in the grocery store."
Some say GMOs are safe, some say GMOs are unsafe. Who should I believe?
Food brings out the emotional eater in all of us, especially when it comes to the topic of genetically modified foods (aka GMOs). As parents, we want to feed our families healthy foods, but does healthy mean GMO-free? With all of the conflicting headlines, healthy has become so confusing and quite frankly, downright scary. As a registered dietitian mom who shares your concerns, I’d like to help you become more than a headline reader. Rather than rely on the Food Babe or the food industry, here is where I go to get the facts about GMOs – both pros and cons - from reliable sources. I encourage you to check them out so that you can get the full story and make the right call for feeding your family.
“No substantial evidence of a difference in risk to human health between current commercially available genetically engineered (GMO) crops and conventionally bred crops.”
LABELS DON'T HAVE TO MISLEAD
With all of the conflicting headlines, eating healthy has become so confusing and quite frankly, downright scary. As a registered dietitian and mom who shares your concerns, I’d like to help you become more than a headline reader in the grocery store.
I think one misconception regards anything that’s labeled organic. Moms want to know if, for health reasons, they should really buy organic products. I tell them there is no research saying organic is more nutritious or better. It is a lifestyle preference.
I’m not concerned about GMOs in my food, either. I’m OK with it, but I do respect the fact that people want to know more about it. Learn the facts
about GMOs – both pros and cons – from reliable sources like National Academy Report,
GMO Answers and the FDA. Get the full story and make the right call for feeding your family.
Bottom line: The commitment to cook a meal for your family is the healthiest thing you can do. When it comes to feeding your family healthy foods, you’re in charge, so I encourage you to be prepared and informed when it comes to reading food labels.