Jody Villecco

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May 25, 2016 @ Whole Story
Chemical or physical sunscreen? What about nanoparticles? Here’s what you should know to choose the best sunscreen for you.
April 4, 2016 @ Whole Story
There’s been a lot of chatter about natural household cleaners lately. There are no government regulations requiring cleaning products to list ingredients on the packaging, and the lack of label transparency and oversight has some people questioning whether “greener” cleaners are really any better than conventional options.
October 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
Get ready — we’re heading into prime cold and flu season! Here are some hand-washing tips to help reduce your odds of being one of the 5 to 20% of Americans who come down with flu each year.
April 27, 2014 @ Whole Story
Jody Villecco makes sense of recent media reports on the value of taking a multi-vitamin.
April 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
We believe in full disclosure. As a result, we developed our Eco-Scale™ rating system, meaning we evaluate every ingredient for environmental impact, safety, efficacy, source, labeling and animal testing. Based on audits conducted by a 3rd-party audit agency, the products are rated red, orange, yellow or green on our Eco-Scale™.
September 23, 2011 @ Whole Story
We think you deserve to know what’s in your household cleaning products. Don’t you? Get the dirt on full-disclosure labeling.
July 16, 2010 @ Whole Story
The Five Worst Environmental Pollutants in Your Beauty Products This is a reprint of an article featured on GOOD. post_full_1277830512header578_0.jpg
November 22, 2008 @ Whole Story
Delving further into research on natural fragrances, I had the pleasure recently to connect with Jack Chaitman, an expert on plant distillation who has been extracting premium essential oils for over 25 years.
July 16, 2007 @ Whole Story
Continuing with our series on Superfoods, on this episode we have Whole Foods Market Nutritionist and Quality Standards Coordinator Jody Villeco. Jody talks to us about the specifics of Superfoods, she will tell us about certain Superfoods and their makeup, where you can find them and tips on how to get more into your diet.

Jody Villecco holds a degree in nutrition from Cornell University and has been with Whole Foods Market since 1997. As Quality Standards Coordinator, Jody is responsible for developing and communicating the company’s Quality Standards and keeping the company current on nutritional issues. She is also the Company’s top nutritionist. Previously, Jody was a nutritionist in private practice where she counseled patients and taught nutrition classes to children, adults and new moms. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutritional anthropology at the University of Colorado. In her spare time, Jody enjoys ballet dancing, learning Italian and French, cooking with fresh, seasonal foods and continuing to learn more about her passions: food, nutrition, and most recently, natural personal care.