Eat Right with Pears!

Nutrition professionals came together last month to discuss current topics and culinary trends impacting the nutrition world at the American Dietetic Association’s annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. I was there with USA Pears, educating professionals about how pears fit into a variety of healthful diets; so, it was no surprise when the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association appeared on my doorstep with a cover picture of a pear and the headline, “Fruits and Vegetables: Promoting Greater Intake.” From obesity, diabetes, and heart disease prevention to vegetarianism and sports nutrition, increasing global produce consumption is what is trending in nutrition right now. Study after study has shown the health benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables, and unfortunately, a recent study suggested that only 2.2% of men and 3.5% of women meet current recommendations Continue reading