CAND BLOG

Breaking the Lunchbox Blues

By CAND / October 7, 2018

Nothing quite brings on the excitement of new beginnings like the first day of school! Fresh shoes, backpacks, supplies, and lunchboxes all make the end of summer break seem less depressing and the onset of the new school year more exciting. If you have been diligently packing those snacks and lunches you know that the…

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National Dairy Month: Dairy Myths and Facts

By Kate Egan / June 12, 2018
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Happy National Dairy Month! In June, dairy farmers and producers are honored for their important work in agriculture and the food industry. While dairy has been a part of our food system for hundreds of years, it has recently received negative attention alongside the rise of plant-based “milk” beverages. (For those who choose to consume…

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Eat What You Want Day

By Amanda Hookom / May 11, 2018

We all know that healthy eating is important, but what does that really mean?  Do you need to forever forfeit cookies and ice cream in the name of good health?     Ask a dietitian and the answer you’ll probably get is that healthy eating is all about balance and variety.  It means adding lots of…

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Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

By hillmac22 / March 30, 2018

Personally, I find grocery shopping to be a fun activity, but not when it costs me a fortune! Rising food prices can make it harder to eat healthy without spending the farm, but fortunately I have some great tips to help you keep up those healthy habits without depleting your bank account! Buy frozen! Buying…

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Power Up with Breakfast

By Anna Veselovsky / March 27, 2018
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It breaks my heart when people tell me they skip breakfast because for me, I couldn’t go without it! Having a hearty breakfast can give you a great start to the day with a mindful moment. Research on breakfast shows that it kickstarts the metabolism after fasting overnight and helps with concentration throughout the day.…

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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 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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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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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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