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|Reports from PCRM's Nutrition Department|
Five Worst Fast-Food Secret Menu Items March 2013 The Five Worst Cookbooks of 2012 December 2012 The Five Worst Children’s Hospital Food Environments Autumn 2012 Fecal Contamination on Retail Chicken Products in the Buffalo, N.Y., Area November 2012 2012 Airpo
|Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry|
Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine May 2004 Methods | Findings | Discussion | Limitations| Literature
Fish A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Few food products are as controversial as fish. A leading source of heavy metals and other contaminants, fish is frequently the subject of government health-risk advisories. However, some people promote fish as a source of omega-3 fatty ac
|Nutrition News Releases|
2012 The Stalled “Let’s Move” Campaign Needs to Get Back in Gear, Doctors Say August 8, 2012 Doctors Petition USDA to Remove Milk as Required Food from School Lunches July 19, 2012 Billboard Near Kauffman Stadium Warns All-Star Fans of Hot Dog-Cancer Link July 9, 2012
|2012 PCRM School Lunch Report Card: Results|
A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine October 2012 Background | Criteria | Report Card | INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS Pinellas County Schools: A+ (100) State: Florida 2008 Score: A (98) This is the first time in the 11-year history of the School Lunch Report Card that a school district received
Don’t Eat that Royal Wedding Cake! Have this One Instead!!! 4/28/2011 I have an important word of advice for the royal couple: Don’t touch that cake!!!! It will destroy your svelte royal waistlines. Here’s a much better one! This absolutely amazing cake recipe will not go straight to your royal
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk|
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk 4/27/2011 A new study will make people think twice about taking fish-oil capsules—or eating fish, for that matter. The American Journal of Epidemiology reports that men with higher levels of DHA, one of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, were at i
|2008 School Lunch Report Card: Results|
Background | Criteria | Report Card | The Report Card School District Score Grade Montgomery County Public Schools (Md.)
|2008 School Lunch Report Card|
Background | Criteria | Report Card | As childhood obesity rates climb, attention is increasingly focused on the importance of improving the healthfulness of school meals. The prevalence of childhood overweight could double over the next two decades, according to a recent study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins B
Making the Grade: Doctors Rank Healthiest School Lunch Programs in America Nov. 5, 2012 Doctors Name Healthiest School Lunch Programs in United States Sept. 7, 2012 The Stalled “Let’s Move” Campaign Needs to Get Back in Gear, Doctors Say Aug. 8, 2012 Doctors Petition USDA to Remove Milk as Requi
|Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods|
Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods So-called organic meats are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that animals raised on an organic operation must be fed organic feed and given access to the outdoors. They a
Because meals eaten at school play a major role in childhood health and adult eating habits, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) grades the nutritional quality of the menus offered by some of the nation’s largest school districts par
|School Lunch Report Card|
2003 School Lunch Report Card A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine August 2003 Background | Review Process and Grading System | Report Card As children head back to school this fall, many face a daunting array of diet-related health problems—and a challenging
|2007 School Lunch Report Card|
Background | Criteria | Report Card | Overweight and obesity, and the diseases that accompany them, have become epidemics in the United States. A recent report published by a research team at Johns Hopkins University predicts that if current trends continue, by the year 2015, 75 percent of all Americans, including 24
|Fish Still Not a Healthy Choice|
By Hope Ferdowsian, M.D. This opinion piece was published on October 24, 2006, in The Providence Journal. IT'S A WHOPPER of a fish story. And, unfortunately, some consumers are swallowing it -- hook, line, and sinker. For years the fishing industry has worked overtime to persuade Americans to ignore well-founded