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23 09, 2019

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

By |2019-09-24T12:42:39-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Family, Food Facts, Wellness|3 Comments

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how they were farmed? Do you know the difference between conventional and organic [...]

26 10, 2018

Food Trends: Is the Future of Food Drinkable Nutrients?

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00October 26th, 2018|Food Facts, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Product Review, Uncategorized, Wellness|2 Comments

I just returned from the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo where registered dietitians have a chance to get some of their continuing education requirements met and also learn about new foods and products coming into the market. It's a large conference, with about 11,000 in attendance [...]

30 08, 2018

Common Sense Goes Back to School

By |2019-06-26T13:50:35-04:00August 30th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common Sense Goes Back to School

Two words I hear often, "Fear sells". Is fear guiding your food choices? Whether it is an environmental issue, a political topic, or the safety of our food supply, fear-mongering has become a common technique used to sway you into believing one side of a story. Usually it's [...]

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 [...]

13 11, 2017

Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

By |2019-06-26T13:50:46-04:00November 13th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

I really don't enjoy grocery shopping anymore. In part, it's the routine of it, but also the frustration of finding items I need while being overwhelmed by seeing so many choices in the grocery isles. Some of the extra choices are a good thing but others really aren't. [...]

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 [...]

31 08, 2016

FREAKN FLOSN

By |2019-06-26T13:54:02-04:00August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FREAKN FLOSN

Have you heard about the so-called "FLOSN" movement? Apparently this young adult movement  is gaining ground. Since becoming a curmudgeon, I think it's pretty ridiculous. The acronym FLOSN stands for Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, Non-GMO. I was shocked by a recent story about a college freshman who quit the first semester [...]