Kris Sollid's blog

Friendly Fats: Are Americans wising up?

The 2015 Food & Health Survey is hot off the presses and has yielded some surprising results on dietary fats.

3 in 10 Americans have recently changed their opinion about the healthfulness of saturated fat (31%).fat-types

Cinco Reasons to Love Mexican Food for Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

5/5/15: the fifth day of the fifth month of 2015. What a symmetrical date! No, this is not a math-focused piece, but I will give you five reasons to add more Mexican flare to your meals this year.

Today, I celebrate the rich food culture of our southern neighbor. Many of my favorite foods are found in Mexican cuisine. In fact, I'm not sure I could function without a daily dose of them. It could be my California roots, but I think the foods are just that good. I'm always on the lookout for ways to blend Mexican and American foods into one.

What Paying Taxes has to do with Your Diet

Happy Tax Day everyone!

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I hope you all enjoyed the perils of receipt sorting and reporting our 2014 home economics. This annual exercise has me thinking about economics too, but maybe not about the type of economics you’d expect. I’m thinking about behavioral economics- the reasoning we use to make numerous decisions every day.

Fats Friday: Marching on with Heart Health

To celebrate American Heart Month, our #FatsFriday February blog series has focused on the heart-boosting benefits of dietary fats—they’re not the villain once thought to be.

Fats Friday: Fatten Up Your Grill Game

grill-meatWho doesn’t love a backyard barbecue? This time of year, though,, Americans are more concerned with whiteouts than cookouts. Let’s forget about Old Man Winter for a minute—we’ve spent way too much time dealing with him lately. Let’s thaw out our thoughts in preparation for Spring. It’s nearly upon us and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time to get your grill on.

Fats Friday: Spread Some Heart Health to Your Valentine

show-your-heart-some-spread-loveValentine’s Day is coming and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time to show some love. An old proverb says the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The registered dietitian in me would agree, but with a few caveats: The key to our heart health is through our stomachs. Heart health isn’t just a men’s health issue—1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.

Fats Friday: Make the Moo-ve to Lower Fat Dairy for Heart Health

Welcome to Fats Friday! In honor of February being American Heart Month, we’ll be spending each Friday sharing fun facts about fats in different foods like dairy, meat and seafood, oils, and nuts. Stay tuned each week to see more great ways to show some love for your heart with food!


diverse-dairyMany of us are familiar with the slogan, “got milk?” But how important is dairy to heart health? It might surprise you.

INFOGRAPHIC: How does coconut oil stack up against other oils?

Research has confirmed that the type of fat we eat is more important than how much we eat. But which fats are the healthiest, and where can we find them? Find key fat information about coconut oil, olive oil, canola oil, and soybean oil, and fact check some of those coconut oil claims you've heard in our new infographic:

Fats Friday: Go Nuts for Heart Health!

Welcome to Fats Friday! In honor of February being American Heart Month, we’ll be spending each Friday sharing fun facts about fats in different foods like dairy, meat and seafood, oils, and nuts. Stay tuned each week to see more great ways to show some love for your heart with food!

Better Know a Dietitian: Meet Kris

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Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our new series, "Better Know a Dietitian," we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you've got the very best information in food safety and nutrition. 
 

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