April 20, 2014

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with the Taste of Hass Avocado

this post is sponsored by LoveOneToday.com There are so many things I love about this year’s National Nutrition Month theme. More than anything though, I love that it doesn’t focus on just one nutrient, ingredient or food. Instead, it focuses on the overall taste of the meals and snacks you create. This often requires multiple […]

Infographic: Common Sense Servings of Grains

Brought to you by the Grains Foods Foundation National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to refocus on your healthy eating goals for the year. The Grains Foods Foundation knows how important balanced eating is and the role grains can play within it. Not sure how to build a balanced meal plan? The Grains Foods […]

10 Creative Ways to Cut Your Food Budget Without Sacrificing Your Health

Eating well on a budget can be challenging. In fact, in one recent review published by the British Medical Journal, it can cost an extra $550 a year to eat better. Yet if you’re living on a budget, eating well shouldn’t be out of your reach. It may take a little out-of-the box thinking, but […]

European Food Safety Authority Confirms Aspartame Safety

Aspartame, an artificial sweetener often used in diet sodas,  is a very controversial ingredient. Doing a quick Internet search, it is easy to see why. This ingredient virtually offers nothing of value, nutrient speaking. Not to mention its been linked to a variety of health concerns and many unsubstantiated claims. Yet although this ingredient is […]

31 Healthy Eating Challenges to Try During National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a nation-wide campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote both healthy eating practices and the role registered dietitians can play for many individuals looking to change the way they eat.  This year’s theme, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” emphasizes the importance of preference. After all, […]

Nutrition Facts Label Gets First Makeover in Twenty Years

With more and more people looking at food labels, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes it might be time for an overhaul of the Nutrition Facts label found on most packaged foods. With the first redesign proposed in over 20 years, the new label is intended to be more relevant to today’s grocery shoppers. […]

Infographic: Think Purple, Not Red for American Heart Month

Brought to you by Welch’s. February is American Heart Month, a national initiative designed to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke risk. Although red is often the color associated with this important health initiative, it shouldn’t be the only one we focus on. In fact, eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is […]

Healthy Eating Strategies to Survive Any Holiday Party

The holidays can be a challenging time for even the healthiest of eaters. Between holiday parties, decadent meals, and desserts being shared at the office on an almost daily basis, it can be challenging to eat your best when temptation lurks around every corner. Not to mention, watching what you eat is probably the last […]

5 Quick & Easy Ways to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and if you’re worried that you won’t survive, its probably for good reason. According to the Calorie Control Counsel, the average American consumes approximately 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day alone! Yikes! Yet if you’re focused on keeping it healthy this year, you can successfully enjoy […]

Lessons Learned from Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN about the Amazing Avocado

There are so many reasons to love an avocado, but sometimes you need to hear from a true expert to really learn about all the specific benefits associated with them. Fortunately, we were able to host a very special webinar featuring one of the top dietitians in the United States, Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. […]