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24 03, 2021

Personalizing Your Plate

By |2021-03-25T10:38:04-04:00March 24th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Personalizing Your Plate

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA are dietary guidelines based on the current body of evidence that associates [...]

2 01, 2020

DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

By |2020-01-02T12:47:00-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

The news is in. For a decade, the DASH Diet has been ranked as one of the top 3 diets by an expert panel at US News and World Report (#1 for eight years, and #2 the last two).  It tied with a Flexitarian Diet (4/.1/5), and was [...]

19 03, 2019

3 Easy Steps to Planning Family Snack Time

By |2019-09-11T15:50:30-04:00March 19th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on 3 Easy Steps to Planning Family Snack Time

I've written about family mealtime in the past, and have supported the idea of "eating together is better" since the late 1990s. We know sitting down to eat together supports the physical and emotional growth of children, but consumer data is showing that snacks are often making up [...]

5 06, 2018

Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

By |2021-03-26T09:38:11-04:00June 5th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Weight Management|Comments Off on Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

The calendar may not officially say "summer" but that summertime vibe is definitely here. Somehow summertime seems to be less scheduled than other months of the year. This lack of structure can unknowingly impact your eating plan. You may find yourself on vacation, taking a long weekend, running [...]

1 02, 2018

Down and Dirty for Heart Month

By |2019-06-26T13:50:15-04:00February 1st, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Down and Dirty for Heart Month

You hear a lot in the news about "eating clean", going "plant-based", and avoiding "chemicals" in your diet. Well, here's the thing, food IS chemistry. We eat chemicals. We are made of chemicals. They aren't all scary. The ingredients here may seem scary, but they aren't. This [...]