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Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just starting an exercise routine, there are a variety of nutrients that play an important role in reaching your health and fitness goals. Check out this infographic to learn more about what nutrients to look for and how they can benefit your overall health and...
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The air is abuzz with excitement as the Summer Olympics get underway. With the opening ceremony kicking off today (Aug. 5), let’s take this time to learn about a whole different set of superstars: the foods and nutrients that keep us healthy, ready to attack any fitness goal and go for the gold!...
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Do you prefer pancakes or waffles? It’s almost as contentious of a debate as creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Personally, I am on “Team Waffle.” But I digress. No matter if you choose pancakes or waffles, this Saturday morning breakfast staple can be either a healthful addition to a balanced diet...
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In the world of Instagram food photography, Buzzfeed recipes, and do-it-yourself gourmet cooking, there are endless opportunities to try some really incredible food.  Trying out steak tartare on vacation, making your own ceviche, or biting into a “sushi burrito” (Google it, they’re crazy!) may all...
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I was happy to be assigned the Flexible Diet for our office diet challenge. What can be so hard about something that begins with “flexible”? I got the easiest one…or so I thought until I started reading about it. As it turns out, there is a lot of flexibility in terms of what you can eat, as long...
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A new study from a European farm organization highlights just how important crop protection tools – like insecticides, herbicides and fungicides – are to farmers. The report found that if regulations were to limit the crop protection products available in Europe, food supplies will be put at risk...
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You may have many questions about this important milestone. When are babies ready for solid foods? Which foods should be given? How much food is enough? This resource provides tips for starting solid foods and keeping infants safe when they are eating. Keep in mind that each infant is different....
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We’re all about breaking down scientific findings, especially when the research focuses on nutrition. Most of the time, we are providing important perspective to particularly popular studies, working to ensure that the totality of science is promoted rather than one-off, fringe findings. So instead...
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I’m a bit of a mad scientist in the kitchen. Sometimes my dishes are new takes on old favorites, other times they are just mashups of my favorite ingredients. This Weekend Chew is a little of both. I call this one “Caprese Lasagna Salad.” It’s deconstructed lasagna with a twist. The perfect treat...
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Buh bye eggs benny. So long sushi. RIP Thursday happy hour. This was the beginning of my eulogy to food once I found out I was pregnant. Of course there was excitement, but that excitement was also followed by a wave of fear. In terms of food and nutrition, as an RD, I already knew about all the...
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The past few months have given me quite a few reasons to break out my I Love GMOs shirt.  First in May, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive 388-page report concluding GMOs are safe for humans and animals to eat. This is the latest report confirming that there is no reason to...
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A healthy eating pattern is very important during pregnancy. Good nutrition plays a key role in the health of both mother and baby. As a mom-to-be, you have higher nutrient needs than you did before conception. Yet the general principles of good nutrition—variety, balance, and moderation—still...
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Have you ever watched "Degrassi: The Next Generation"? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. I remember an episode where Emma does a science project on how food, specifically “healthy” foods, can positively impact your body and cognitive function. Her project was flawless, except for one...
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Looking for some easy new recipes to incorporate into your busy life? Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn has created three delicious, healthy recipes that are super simple and can fit into any budget. All of the videos below show how you can make healthy, balanced meals for you and your family using a...

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