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Intuitive Eating for the Holidays

By Grace Sinopoli / December 29, 2019
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    The holiday season is in full swing and with this time of year comes lots of fun, food, and time with family and friends. As dietetics professionals, this can be a tricky season to navigate–there can be pressure to eat a certain way, the feeling that others are watching to see “what the…

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National Nutrition Month

By Brenna Wallace, MS, RDN / March 9, 2019
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It’s officially March — the best month of the year! Why? Because its National Nutrition Month.  National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits (1). Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates the power of food and nutrition in helping others…

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Intuitive Eating During the Holiday Season

By Brenna Wallace, MS, RDN / December 17, 2018
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With the holiday season comes holiday parties. Whether they are work-related, with family, or with friends, it seems that all holiday parties revolve around one thing; food. Holidays tend to bring up feelings of anxiety and obsession towards food. We spend them eating Thanksgiving and Christmas treats, followed by planning our New Year’s resolutions (that…

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Frozen Yogurt Day

By Amanda Hookom / June 4, 2018
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Summer is upon us and that means it’s time for frozen treats!  One of my favorite cold desserts by far is frozen yogurt. It’s the perfect treat for a warm summer night! A few reasons to choose frozen yogurt for your dessert:   Probiotics: Some frozen yogurts, like regular yogurt, contain beneficial bacteria called “probiotics”.…

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National Brown-Bag It Day: Tips for Lunch Packing!

By Kate Egan / May 25, 2018
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Happy National Brown-Bag It Day, where we celebrate the healthy, wallet-friendly and sustainable practice of bringing your own lunch to work! While some of you might be brown-bag pros already, here are some tips for those just getting started in a new habit of packing lunches. 1. Plan ahead Packing a lunch at the last…

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Seven Ways to Walk More for National Walking Day

By Melissa Smith / April 3, 2018
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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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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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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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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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Tips for Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Kate Egan / November 24, 2017
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Hey everyone! Hope that you are enjoying a well-deserved break for this Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for a number of reasons. Obviously number one is that it revolves around food (duh), but I also enjoy the time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The aftermath of Thanksgiving,…

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Celebrating Homemade Bread Day with Pumpkin Bread!

By Kate Egan / November 17, 2017
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Happy Homemade Bread Day, everyone! To celebrate, I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for pumpkin bread that my parents keep in their house almost 24/7 all year. While this bread is certainly a treat (I didn’t even attempt any “healthy swaps” on ingredients here because it is just SO tasty as is), pumpkin itself…

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Candy Corn: A 100-year-old Classic of Pure Sugary Goodness

By Patrick Mylett / October 30, 2017
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Happy National Candy Corn Day! What better way to prepare for Halloween tomorrow than to talk about the iconic, century-old candy that still remains in our candy bags today? The candy corn is a tri-colored candy mimicking the shape of a corn kernel. It was first invented in the 1880s by the Goelitz Confectionery Company,…

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