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7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

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 [...]

3 07, 2019

Refined Grains Redefined

By |2020-02-22T17:30:04-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Refined Grains Redefined

For several years now you may have heard messages that you should 'limit refined grains', or even that refined grains were bad for you and may raise your risk for disease. I attended a conference session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation that shared data about how refined [...]

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 [...]

23 02, 2018

Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

By |2019-06-26T13:51:09-04:00February 23rd, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

I attended a food and nutrition conference in which Julie Miller Jones spoke about popular weight loss diets in a session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own. With the popularity of the "keto diet" fad and other low carbohydrate [...]

6 12, 2017

Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

By |2019-06-26T13:50:41-04:00December 6th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Holiday Guide to Good Eating: It’s Time for (a) Toast

Really, your diet just needs to be good enough, not perfect. I have written a lot of nutrition articles over the past 20 years, including some that revolved around staying healthy during the holidays. Many times I've written about food swaps and ways to eat smart at holiday [...]

3 03, 2017

Easy Quinoa Cakes

By |2019-08-27T15:29:00-04:00March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Easy Quinoa Cakes

Whole grains are an important part of the DASH Diet plan. Try quinoa as an ingredient to create these Quinoa Cakes. A nice addition to your Lenten table perhaps. Easy Quinoa Cakes Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN www.rustnutrition.com 2 cups cooked quinoa ((cook per package instructions))3 large eggs [...]

21 10, 2016

We Went, Saw, Tasted, Heard: Now We Decide

By |2019-06-26T13:53:37-04:00October 21st, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|2 Comments

This year, 10,400 registered dietitians, registered diet technicians and students (along with certified personal trainers, food scientists, and others), went to Boston to participate in the annual conference called FNCE® (food, nutrition conference and expo). I didn't get much sleep there, but had a blast. Opening session was [...]

17 02, 2015

New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

By |2015-02-17T17:29:17-05:00February 17th, 2015|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Dietary Guidelines, Cholesterol and Your Heart

The upcoming US Dietary Guidelines for Americans (currently under review for release of the 2015 version) are eliminating the guideline to limit dietary cholesterol. Interestingly, most dietitians have never focused on this guideline, so this is not news to us. Photo courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition [...]