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Take Small Steps Toward Heart Health

February is Heart Month - not only a time to treat your Valentine, but also a time to learn more about heart health. High blood pressure, or hypertension,  is common, and a major risk factor for [...]

Skip the Food Fight: Teen Nutrition

Confession: I let my teenage sons skip breakfast. I am a big fan of breakfast, and I personally usually need to eat first thing in the morning. I'm sure you've heard that "breakfast is the most [...]

A New View on Cereal

Some of the information in this post was inspired by a 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 [...]

Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

I recently attended a session (sponsored by Dupont's health division) that shared preliminary results of an International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) consumer survey. The December 2019 survey shared consumer perceptions of plant alternatives to meat. One [...]

Taste of Budapest

Note: I attended a sponsored food conference in Budapest, in which part of my travel was paid for, however I was not compensated to write this post. I just like to write about food, and have [...]

Taco Tuesday from the Sea

In addition to sharing food and nutrition facts with you, I like to periodically provide easy recipes. After all, preparing food at home is an integral part of eating well, and if it's too complicated, you're [...]

5 Easy Ways to Create a DASH Plan Today

Following a meal plan, and making a lifestyle change, is hard. It involves day to day thought and preparation, but once your actions become habits, it's much easier. You probably see a lot of posts about [...]

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