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Chew The Facts®2020-02-01T14:55:48-05:00

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Food Safety Resources

As regular readers know, my goal is to share facts, and help you enjoy eating without food fear. During a pandemic, the world is searching for comfort. I completely understand that we're all a little emotional. [...]

Your Role in Public Health

As the nation works to reduce the spread of this novel (new) coronavirus, please do your part in helping to reduce the spread. These guidelines work. As food and nutrition professionals, dietitians are well aware that [...]

Baking Vibes

We may as well do our best to enjoy the current situation...and bake. Judging from some of the social media posts from my colleagues, the grocery store shelves are clearing of flour and sugar. I had [...]

Stock Up, Stay Calm, and Carry On

You've seen the toilet paper jokes. There's a psychology behind our behaviors, and the coronavirus news in the US is taking it's toll on folks. Thing is, while it is a bummer to run out of [...]

National RDN Day: How to Find a Dietitian

It's Registered Dietitian Day! Celebrate National Nutrition Month by focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 🔴 My goal has always been to help people enjoy [...]

Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

It's National Cereal Day, and cereal-makers Kellogg's and General Mills have teamed up to bring awareness to hunger. The two companies have committed to providing 100,000 meals to No Kid Hungry®, a nonprofit that is ending [...]

Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

In addition to doing my own literature reviews, I attended a nutrition conference session presented by independent obesity scientists, including Ted Kyle. The session was sponsored by Novo Nordisk.  I was not paid to write this [...]

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 [...]

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