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19 11, 2021

Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

By |2021-11-19T09:35:24-05:00November 19th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include special family meals and treats. When planning holiday food you can create healthy meals and still enjoy yourself. Some recipes just have to have all the butter, sugar or salt, but others can likely be lightened [...]

30 06, 2020

A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

By |2020-06-30T09:49:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This is actually true. Humans naturally enjoy sugar. Right from the womb we [...]

25 02, 2020

Good Grains

By |2020-07-14T09:40:19-04:00February 25th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Good Grains

Fiber can help with digestive health, blood sugar control, and in reducing cholesterol. Did you know that grain foods offer a significant amount of fiber to a healthy diet? This is one reason they should be included in your diet along with other fiber sources (fruits, vegetables, beans [...]

16 06, 2017

Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

By |2022-07-28T16:09:10-04:00June 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 [...]

25 02, 2015

How Bad Headlines Can Hide Good News

By |2015-02-25T14:57:57-05:00February 25th, 2015|Food Facts, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Sensational headlines rule the press, always have. Many journalists sprint to their keyboards with the latest science report or medical press release, without speaking to any experts about it, or even reading the full reports. And other times, there's just a bad headline that goes viral, sometimes misleading [...]

19 02, 2015

Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

By |2015-02-19T19:00:32-05:00February 19th, 2015|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Now is the Future: What Should You Eat?

Sometimes when I'm out, or at the gym, I secretly enjoy overhearing conversations about what people are eating (or not eating). Anyone who knows me knows that I love food, enjoy eating, and indulge in rich or fried food or desserts from time to time, while also preparing [...]

19 01, 2015

How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

By |2015-01-19T11:22:10-05:00January 19th, 2015|Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Ruin a Date with a Dietitian

My colleague LeahMcGrath recently pitched a question out to a few registered dietitians on Twitter using this hashtag: #5wordstoruinadatewithadietitian Knowing Leah, we all were aware it was a tongue and cheek question and got a kick out of it. While we didn't quite follow the 5 words rule, [...]

20 11, 2014

Sugar, Soda, and other Treats: What is Moderate Consumption?

By |2014-11-20T09:00:19-05:00November 20th, 2014|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sugar, Soda, and other Treats: What is Moderate Consumption?

There's been a lot of controversy over the year about sugar and soda. The recent election showed that the citizens of Berkley California supported a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The plan is to tax soda, and use that revenue to create or support health education to prevent or treat [...]