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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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Is this the year of ghee?

By Rebecca Perkins / January 29, 2018
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It’s a new year, which means new ingredients to be experimented with! Although ghee is a very old cooking ingredient, traditionally seen in Indian and Asian cuisines, it is creating quite some noise with 2018 nutritional fads. I first became familiar with ghee through one of my favorite Instagram foodie accounts. This account not only…

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Let Them Eat (Chocolate) Cake!

By Teresa Frankel / January 27, 2018
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Working in the nutrition field, I’m sure many of my fellow dietitians would agree that it is not uncommon for people to assume that we always eat healthy. While I do believe that a well-rounded, wholesome and individualized diet is the key to a balanced life, I will gladly say that chocolate is one of…

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Tips for Making Your Grocery Trip Last

By Kate Egan / January 26, 2018
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As a graduate student and dietetic intern who also balances a part time job, I might be lucky to make it to the grocery store once a week (and the laundromat once every three weeks), which means that I have had to learn very carefully how to best use my groceries and shop smart. Additionally,…

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So, What is the Ketogenic Diet?

By Amanda Izquierdo / January 24, 2018

Recently, the ketogenic (or keto) diet has gained popularity as the newest weight loss strategy by following a low carb, high fat eating pattern. But, the diet is actually nothing new. Since the 1920s, this diet has been used as a dietary intervention to help control seizures in those with epilepsy. But due to the…

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Three Cheers for Cheese!

By Kate Egan / January 20, 2018
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Happy National Cheese Lovers Day! As a Wisconsin girl who grew up on a steady cheese diet, this holiday is right up my alley. Most of us don’t have to be convinced that cheese tastes good, but is it also good for you? You might be surprised! So, what does cheese contain that not only…

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Popcorn Day!

By Amanda Hookom / January 19, 2018

Popcorn is a popular snack food around the world that is enjoyed in a multitude of different ways.  It’s naturally high in fiber and antioxidants and low in calories, sugar, fat, and sodium.  How much do you really know about this snack food though, beyond its nutritional value?  The history of popcorn is actually much…

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Make Your Dreams Come True

By Jacqueline Winkler / January 13, 2018

What better time to kick off the new year than with noticing Make Your Dreams Come True Day. Today celebrates achieving what you want in life while encouraging all of us to take some time and remember what’s really inspiring each one of us to get up every morning. I urge anyone reading this to…

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National Take the Stairs Day

By Amanda Hookom / January 10, 2018
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Happy New Year and National Take the Stairs Day!  Still need ideas for a New Year’s Resolution?  How about taking the stairs more often? Using stairs has a myriad of benefits, including (but certainly not limited to): Burning more calories than using the elevator, escalator, or walking on a flat surface.  If one of your…

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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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National Pumpkin Pie Day

By Teresa Frankel / December 25, 2017
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Pumpkin, the fall icon, has taken our stomachs by storm these past few years. From cereals to breakfast bars, ice cream to cookies, and of course, the infamous PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte), this plump, orange fruit offers many nutritional benefits. Now I know you might be thinking, “What is pumpkin pie doing in the December…

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National Chocolate Day

By Anna Veselovsky / December 24, 2017
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As the holiday season is among us, it seems like it’s almost impossible to go a day at work without a colleague bringing in a delicious treat or homemade recipe to share. It’s fitting that Christmas Eve has been designated as National Chocolate Day! Chocolate comes from the Cacao tree grown in various areas all…

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National Date Nut Bread Day

By Anna Veselovsky / December 22, 2017
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Although no one knows the true history of the bread itself, many families will often have their own Date Nut Bread recipe passed down from generation to generation. Dates are believed to have originated in Iraq thousands of years ago. As early as 4000 BC, these fruits from the palm family have been cultivated from…

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Look on the Bright Side!

By Jacqueline Winkler / December 21, 2017

Today marks the winter solstice, or “Look on the Bright Side Day!” The seasons are marked by equinoxes and solstices, which relate to the tilt of the Earth. Today is significant because it is the shortest day and longest night of the year, so looking on the bright side may be difficult, quite literally.  With…

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