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Foods of Europe

By Kate Egan / March 23, 2018

Ciao! This National Nutrition Month was extra special because I had the privilege of traveling abroad for the first time to Italy, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. As a soon-to-be RD, one of the most exciting parts of the trip of course was being able to try different cuisines and experience food traditions across the pond!…

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National Water Day

By Amanda Hookom / March 22, 2018

We all know we need to drink water to survive, but how much water do we actually need?  It’s the age old question that people have answered in a variety of ways. From 8 cups, to half your body weight in ounces, we’re going to dive in to what it takes to stay hydrated. How…

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What’s in season this spring?

By Anna Veselovsky / March 20, 2018

Cooking with seasonal fruits and vegetables can bring not only a flavor explosion to any meal but also a huge cost savings for your budget. With the Spring Equinox occurring today, it’s a perfect time to start swapping out some of your winter recipes with those featuring spring produce. For this spring, consider incorporating some…

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Preach What You Practice

By Teresa Frankel / March 19, 2018

Dietitian [dahy-i-tish-uh n]  (noun): a person whose job is to give nutritional advice about what to eat in order to be healthy.  Or as some people may interpret… Dietitian [dahy-i-tish-uh n] (noun): food police; the person who tells you that butter is not a main food group; a profession unknown to some people. One day…

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Meal Planning to Save Time

By Amanda Izquierdo / March 11, 2018

Today is Daylight Savings and that means spring is around the corner and longer days are ahead. But by “springing forward” today, we also lose an hour. While this may make your weekend feel busier than normal, before heading to the grocery store, take 15 minutes to meal plan for the week to save both…

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Go Further with Food: Reducing Food Waste

By Rebecca Perkins / March 10, 2018
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March is National Nutrition Month®, which is probably the best month ever (besides all months during fall). National Nutrition Month gives nutrition professionals a chance to geek out about all things nutrition and food. When the word nutrition is used in daily conversation, the immediate reaction is to think about food and diet. However, as…

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Staying Healthy While Traveling

By hillmac22 / March 9, 2018

With spring break coming up (seriously how did we make it to March?!) Follow these tips to help you stay on track when you’re traveling. Airports, planes and rest stops can be a breeding ground for germs and unhealthy foods – but fear not! I included some delicious, healthy restaurant meal ideas at places you…

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Peanut Butter Lovers Day

By Jacqueline Winkler / March 1, 2018
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Ah, peanut butter! So many wonderful ways to include this nutty goodness in our diet. Allow me to introduce Peanut Butter Lovers Day, which in my opinion, should not be recognized with just one day. If you are one of the many that consider nut butters to be a diet staple, you’re not alone. There…

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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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How to beat the February blues? Warm the body and soul with food!

By Rebecca Perkins / February 25, 2018
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Winter always seems to linger longer than summer. For some, this is a good thing. However, for others, we tend to complain of the constant cold winds and grey skies. Instead of wallowing in despair, we can revamp our winter blues. Food can paint over the grey canvas and make our days more vibrant, warm,…

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How Much Juice Do Kids Need?

By Amanda Hookom / February 22, 2018

Less than a year ago the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement changing their recommendations for fruit juice for the first time since 2001.  So, what changed in the dozen or so years since the last policy change?  Now, the AAP recommends that children are even older before drinking fruit juice.…

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Almonds: Nut, fruit or…drupe?

By Amanda Izquierdo / February 16, 2018
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It’s National Almond Day and time to celebrate its versatility and nutrition! Native to the Middle East, the top producer of almonds is now California, providing over 80% of the world’s almonds. Almonds trees bloom in the early spring and only after pollination by bees can the flowers grow an almond. After the almond kernel…

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Tips for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

By Kate Egan / February 14, 2018
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in a relationship, single, or celebrating your friends and family today, this holiday is typically associated with sugar, sugar, and more sugar. (Those discounts on candy the day after, am I right?) Unfortunately, research over the last few years indicates that added sugars can play a huge role in the…

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National Homemade Soup Day

By Jacqueline Winkler / February 4, 2018
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Pour yourself a bowl and get ready to celebrate National Homemade Soup Day! With the colder winter months ever present, what better way to relax than with a warm bowl of soup? Soup is as old as the history of cooking itself and the ways to get creative when combining all kinds of different nutritious…

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