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13 01, 2021

Salads with Staying Power

By |2021-01-11T14:55:34-05:00January 13th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Salads with Staying Power

If you are working on easy ways to improve your diet, adding more salads is a good option. Salads can be so versatile. They aren't just about lettuce, but are a canvas for lean protein, beans, nuts, seeds and other vegetables and fruits. Topping your salad with these [...]

15 10, 2020

Greek Yogurt Facts

By |2021-01-13T10:08:14-05:00October 15th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Greek Yogurt Facts

If you enjoy yogurt, there's a good chance you may have switched to Greek yogurt over the past few years. Greek yogurt has taken up more space in the yogurt section of the grocery store of late. It's a great substitute for full fat sour cream and makes [...]

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 [...]

12 04, 2018

Myths About Meat

By |2019-06-26T13:50:55-04:00April 12th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|1 Comment

There are many nutrition myths that circulate around the Internet, and myths about meat are included in them. Some people have concerns that may be health-related, or that relate to animal welfare and the environment. Can meat be part of a healthy diet? Are there unintended nutrition consequences [...]

9 03, 2017

The Power of Protein

By |2019-06-26T13:52:11-04:00March 9th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on The Power of Protein

I will be blogging this month about how you can incorporate beef into a healthy diet. These posts are sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, but are expressions of my own. A balanced diet supports health. While everyone has a different opinion about [...]

23 10, 2014

Protein Power

By |2014-10-23T19:33:46-04:00October 23rd, 2014|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protein Power

I just returned from the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It was held in Atlanta this year, and I had a great time meeting up with colleagues and soaking in some of the latest food and nutrition facts. I'm planning on posting a few [...]