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11 03, 2022

Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

By |2022-03-28T17:02:01-04:00March 11th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

What would you do if someone gave you $1500 right now? That's the amount of food that the average American wastes in a year. I recently had the pleasure to be a guest on dietitian Ellie Krieger's  podcast, One Real Good Thing. We spoke about my new book [...]

21 12, 2021

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

By |2021-12-21T15:38:22-05:00December 21st, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

You are at the grocery store. Stop. Think. Do you really need that? Will you be home to eat it?   The holidays are often a time of impulse buys, including grocery items. It may stem from concerns that you won't have enough food for your family or [...]

28 05, 2021

Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

By |2021-05-28T11:45:54-04:00May 28th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add-Ins for a Nutrition Boost

You may not know it, but you could be missing some key nutrients in your diet. For the average American Diet: Fiber, vitamin D, calcium and potassium are considered “nutrients of concern” according to the USDA Dietary Guidelines committee. You may not be getting enough vitamin C or [...]

18 09, 2020

Weighty Thoughts

By |2020-09-18T14:13:03-04:00September 18th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Weighty Thoughts

There's been a big movement within my profession and embraced by other behavior specialists for "health at every size" (HAES) and intuitive eating. I certainly agree that body size or shape does not matter when it comes to someone's worth. However, I often find myself in disagreement with [...]

11 09, 2020

A Handbook for Menopause

By |2020-09-11T16:37:18-04:00September 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on A Handbook for Menopause

My colleague and fellow coffee-lover, Liz Ward, sent me a copy of her new book to check out. Funny thing is, I had already ordered my own copy (so one of my other lucky friends will get one too). The Menopause Diet Plan, written by registered dietitians Hilary [...]

18 09, 2018

Is Your Weight Loss Stalled By Too Many Healthy Calories?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:05-04:00September 18th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Is Your Weight Loss Stalled By Too Many Healthy Calories?

You may end up wondering why you still aren't losing weight when you've made all of these healthy changes to your diet. Our food supply is abundant. With the popularity of the "healthy snack" niche on the market, you may get fooled into consuming too many calories from [...]

16 12, 2017

The Only Detox You Need in 2018: A Better Diet

By |2019-06-26T13:50:37-04:00December 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on The Only Detox You Need in 2018: A Better Diet

Go ahead, accuse me of clickbait, using the "D" word in my title: Detox. It's been a thing for several years now, with everything from complete "cleanses" to "detox diets" to the more vague advice to "remove the toxins from your diet". Do you realize if you were [...]

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

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 [...]

16 06, 2017

Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

By |2022-05-17T16:29:16-04:00June 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

( Photo taken at Power of Poison in the Natural World exhibit, Carnegie Museum of Natural History What's worse, sugar or fat? Is salt good or bad? How much of it should you include in your diet? Will a "sugar detox" improve my health? Are plants sprayed [...]