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14 01, 2020

What the Cluck?

By |2020-01-14T20:39:37-05:00January 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Wellness|0 Comments

Farm-raised. Cage-free. Hormone-free. What do all of those statement mean on a package of chicken or eggs? The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the language you see on food packaging. Sometimes it can be confusing for shoppers. Due to  consumer's desire to know how their food was [...]

2 04, 2019

A Toxicology Lesson for Dietitians

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized|4 Comments

I attended a really interesting session about pesticide residue at my state's annual nutrition meeting, titled, "Organic and non-organic foods and pesticide residue: Important information for nutritionists and dietitians", presented by Amir Golmohamadi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I'm sharing [...]

10 10, 2017

How Do You Like Them Apples?

By |2019-06-26T13:50:55-04:00October 10th, 2017|Food Facts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I had the pleasure of touring some of the apple orchards of Washington State in September upon invitation from Arctic Apples. Just when you think you know enough about farming, you realize there's always more to learn. I was absolutely blown away about "where apples come from". [The travel for [...]

3 10, 2017

Does Antibiotics Use on the Farm Impact the Food on Your Plate?

By |2019-06-26T13:50:59-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|0 Comments

I am working with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Digital Voices Council through September 2017. This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own.  Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a bacteria to resist [...]

23 07, 2017

Does the Non-GMO Label have any Impact on Your Health?

By |2019-08-20T16:17:09-04:00July 23rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own. Throughout the course of my 30-year nutrition career, one thing has remained constant: nutrition misinformation. I’ve turned my current communications career into a fact-finding mission [...]

13 07, 2017

This Little Piggy Went to Market

By |2019-06-26T13:51:26-04:00July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I had the opportunity to visit the lovely city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and local area farms recently for a farm immersion trip sponsored by the National Pork Council. While my travel expenses were paid, I was not paid to write this post, but wanted to share [...]

11 10, 2016

Love-fest in Boston

By |2019-06-26T13:53:43-04:00October 11th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|0 Comments

 Look out Boston, you are about to be bombarded with about 10,000 Foodies and Nutrition Nerds. Every October the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics holds their annual Food and Nutrition conference and expo: FNCE® for short. For many dietitians like myself, who telecommute, it's an opportunity to meet [...]