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Blog entry | May 17 2018
While genetically engineered foods (genetically modified organisms or “GMOs”) have been safely produced and consumed for more than 20 years, debate and controversy over the technology have persisted...
Blog entry | May 15 2018
We’re back again with another edition of Gut Check, our series on the relationship between food and the gut microbiome. So far, we’ve taken a closer look at how whole grains and fiber affect our gut...
Blog entry | May 10 2018
I’m always nervous I’m about to get a side-eye from friends and family when I pull out a snack. It’s as if, because I’m a registered dietitian, I should only eat three meals each day and never need...
Blog entry | May 08 2018
Protein is an essential nutrient — it’s important for everything from appetite regulation to physical fitness to healthy skin and hair. But what exactly is a protein? How much do we need, and where...
Blog entry | May 04 2018
While it is encouraged that we drink the recommended amount of water each day, many people may choose different ways to hydrate. Coffee and tea are two favorite beverage choices—especially during the...
Blog entry | May 03 2018
The use of natural resources such as water in food production is a sustainability issue that continues to be on the radar of many farmers, scientists and consumers. In many regions of the world,...
Blog entry | May 02 2018
Overwhelmed by food choices and fad diets? Wondering how - or if - your food choices can decrease your risk for chronic disease? Are you making all of the “right” choices regarding diet, physical...
Blog entry | May 01 2018
There’s nothing quite like the crisp smell of spring after a long, cold winter (much like the one we’ve had!). For the last few months, many of us have relied on warmer areas of the world to provide...
Blog entry | Apr 25 2018
How we feed our children in their earliest years of life can play a big role in their dietary success and health down the road. Because of the importance of those choices, the upcoming 2020 Dietary...
Blog entry | Apr 24 2018
Food waste is a continual issue in the United States. A new study reported that nearly 150,000 tons of food is wasted, or about one pound per American daily. Recently, “healthy eaters” have been...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2018
Can you imagine your favorite savory snack without a dash of salt or a smoothie that isn’t smooth? I’m sure it’s difficult for you, just as it is for me.  We buy our favorite foods because of the way...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2018
We talk about environmental sustainability in food production quite a bit, as we should. Using natural resources responsibly helps to ensure the reliability of our food supply and, therefore, our...
Blog entry | Apr 17 2018
Did you know that each of our guts has a unique living community containing billions of bacteria? It’s called the microbiome, and on this edition of DataDish, we’re taking a journey to the center of...

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