Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Looks To Answer Readers' Kitchen Questions

Would some people rather give up 10 years of their life rather than be overweight? What's wrong with the word "diet"? When it comes to food, what does "moderation" really mean?

"I get a lot of questions about food, nutrition, diets, weight management, cooking, and health," said registered dietitian nutritionist James Winstead. "A series of short, topical videos seems like a great way to respond to the questions, and maybe spark a deeper conversation about food, good nutrition, the importance of phystical activity, and overall health."

Winstead, who is the Director of Food & Nutrition Outreach for the California Beef Council, launched his "Bite-Sized Nutrition Bits" with a series of 5 short videos on YouTube. "The plan is to add some cooking videos and more responses to nutrition questions in the near future," Winstead said. "In fact, I'd like to use future videos to answer consumers' questions about preparing quick and nutritious meals, how to minimize food waste by making good use of leftovers, saving money by thinking seasonally with your produce...all kinds of food and nutrition questions answered in a hands-on, kitchen setting."

The first 5 videos in the series are on the California Beef Council's YouTube channel. James Winstead, RDN can be reached with your questions at


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