Blog entry | Sep 01 2015
Can we please talk about the elephant in the room? Or rather the elephant in the coffee cup? The recent media buzz about some stores adding real pumpkin to their coffee drinks, and/or removing caramel coloring, has instantly reminded me why I became a dietitian over 20 years ago. I cannot stand it when...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2015
It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down. Soon, fall colors will replace lush green trees and scarfs will replace swimsuits. But before the last steamy days of summer slip away, many folks will hit the road for one last getaway. Whether you are riding solo for a few hours, hitting the road with...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2015
It’s no surprise that diet and nutrition impact overall health. But what about something a little more specific, like acne? Acne is one of the most common dermatological conditions that can creep up in puberty and last well into your 50s. I'm not going to lie: Looking at that age range is pretty...
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Article | Aug 27 2015
Many of us enjoy a daily pick-me-up, such as a freshly brewed cup of coffee, an ice cold soft drink, a hot cup of tea, or an energy drink all sharing a common ingredient: Caffeine. People all over the world have enjoyed foods and beverages containing caffeine for over a thousand years. It is one of the...
Blog entry | Aug 27 2015
Your alarm goes off earlier than usual, and there’s no time to lose. You gulp down a glass of water, lace up your shoes, and go. With all the hustle and bustle of family, work and life, making the time to exercise can be challenging. Going for a run in the early morning hours is a great way to create a...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2015
Kombucha is one of the trendiest beverages on store shelves today. Like many other products that have found themselves in the spotlight, enthusiasts have touted kombucha as delivering a variety of health benefits, including boosting energy, improving digestion, perking up the immune system, and even...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2015
I love going to conferences. There's so much to learn and so many experts to learn from. Recently, I learned that that not everyone understands that not all research is created equal. Take low-calorie sweeteners for example—much has been made of their role in health recently. Conflicting research...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2015
If you’re checking Facebook, watching morning shows, or answering calls from your mom, you’ve probably already seen the latest headline grab from Consumer Reports, claiming that your ground beef is, inevitably, going to kill you. If you remember nothing else from this media frenzy, remember this: 1) Our...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2015
Water is kind of a big deal. Without it, there would be no farms, no food, no anything (except rocks).The earth would basically be a more temperate version of Mars. This World Water Week, we’re taking a moment to reflect on how technology is helping us to conserve this precious resource in food...
Blog entry | Aug 19 2015
People seem to have a love-hate relationship with eating. To illustrate, I wrote two haikus: “I can’t eat bagels.”  “Fermented foods only, please.” “Only on cheat days.”   “I am eating clean.” “I am avoiding gluten.” “Fat is bad for you.” And then there’s always the simple statement that is circulating...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2015
Each week, it seems a different nutritional topic – sweeteners, caffeine, food coloring, salt, carbs, or fat – is in the headlines. Is it good for you? Should you avoid it? Usually the advice changes before you can get to the grocery store. It’s no wonder people are confused. They sometimes go to...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2015
I would never downplay the importance of breakfast. It’s brain food that both kids and adults need to perform their best every day. However, I would argue that dinner is more important, and here’s why: It’s about more than just nutrition. Research shows that getting into the “habit” of eating dinner...
AND webinar
Article | Aug 14 2015
August 27, 2015, 1:00-2:30 pm ET CPE Hours: 1.5 Hosted by: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)All CPE credit inquiries should be made to AND   Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are nutrition experts trained in evidence-based practice. Today's food and nutrition environment demands that RDNs also...

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