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19 11, 2021

Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

By |2021-11-19T09:35:24-05:00November 19th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include special family meals and treats. When planning holiday food you can create healthy meals and still enjoy yourself. Some recipes just have to have all the butter, sugar or salt, but others can likely be lightened [...]

30 11, 2016

Eating Well Through the Holiday Season

By |2019-06-26T13:53:17-04:00November 30th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eating Well Through the Holiday Season

I'm sure you've read those “how to survive the holidays without weight gain” tips. Hey, I've written some of them. If you have a busy work and social calendar, it can be a real challenge to stay on track November through January. Weight maintenance sounds boring, but it's a [...]

18 08, 2016

Bad Moms Go Back to School

By |2019-06-26T13:54:06-04:00August 18th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bad Moms Go Back to School

Usually I post about food and nutrition science, but this week's post is a bit more philosophical. It concludes with some simple tips for back to school nutrition and wellness, so feel free to skip ahead... As a mother of 3 sons who are teenagers and beyond, I [...]

3 06, 2014

The Obsession with Sugar

By |2014-06-03T09:00:40-04:00June 3rd, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

As a nutrition communication consultant I occasionally write about topics related to the food industry clients I may serve, but my thoughts and opinions are my own. This post is on behalf of the Calorie Control Council.   I recently read an article claiming that crystalline fructose was different than [...]

26 05, 2014

Don’t Put Your Eggs all in One Basket – There’s More than One Way to a Healthy Diet and Nutrition Counseling is Key

By |2014-05-26T10:00:03-04:00May 26th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

There seems to be a bit of a turf war going on - who should you trust to give you nutrition advice? A newscaster? A doctor? A scientist? A magazine? An herbalist? A babe or some other self-proclaimed nutrition expert?  People generally believe what they want to believe, but [...]

11 03, 2012

Get Your Plate in Shape!

By |2012-03-11T14:50:09-04:00March 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get Your Plate in Shape!

Spring is just around the corner so it's a great time to shape up your diet and your body. This year's National Nutrition Month® theme encourages consumers to eat the recommended amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy each day. According to the Academy of Nutrition [...]