CAND BLOG

Seven Ways to Walk More for National Walking Day

By Melissa Smith / April 3, 2018

Volunteer April is National Volunteer Month, so what a great way to get more walking in! Volunteer to walk and play with shelter dogs, walk and pick up the liter for your city, or walk and exercise with elderly, youth, or other groups. Not only are you increasing your step count, but you are also…

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National Spinach Day

By Melissa Smith / March 26, 2018

What comes to mind when you hear spinach? One of those stock photos of a deliriously happy woman laughing at her salad? A tall glass of antioxidant-rich green juice? That office party with your other dietitian colleagues all fighting over Jessica’s famous spinach dip? Oh. Something else entirely? Okay, right, that’s fine. Well, bring back…

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National Strawberry Day

By Melissa Smith / February 27, 2018

Today is a berry delicious day. Today is National Strawberry Day, so let’s celebrate this day so sweet with the juicy red fruit that is perfect for heart month. Strawberries are my number one go-to fruit and top my list of favorite fruits year after year.  Strawberries are a low cost, low carbohydrate, highly nutritious…

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Inspire Your Heart With Art

By Melissa Smith / January 31, 2018

Creativity is genius. “Creativity is intelligence having fun,” as the great Albert Einstein is believed to have been quoted. January 31st is dedicated to inspiring your heart with art or if you have been feeling tired and uninspired lately, perk up with these inspirational ideas. Movie lovers out there! Get inspired today by curling up…

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Festival of Sleep Day

By Melissa Smith / January 3, 2018

Today we celebrate a brilliant day that could not come at a better time, the Festival of Sleep Day. The Festival of Sleep Day occurs strategically soon after New Years, annually on January 3rd to help us all reset. You survived Christmas and New Years, but have the holidays left you feeling more drowsy or…

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Bake Cookies Day

By Melissa Smith / December 18, 2017

Can you smell what the dietitian is cooking? It’s National Bake Cookies Day! What could be a better stress reliever than baking? Okay, I hear you, exercise and bath bombs are pretty great as well, but sweater season and cookie season go hand in hand. With Christmas around the corner, it’s a great time to…

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#PeanutButterLovers Month

By Melissa Smith / November 18, 2017

November is a great month for peanut butter lovers. Recognized nationally as #PeanutButterLovers Month, let’s #SpreadLove and talk about all of the reasons to absolutely love peanut butter! The nutty concoction dates back prehistorically as mashing up peanuts into paste has long been loved by many. However, in 1985, the creator of Kellogg’s cereal, Dr.…

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