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

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Simple Banana Muffins

I know a lot of people who eat at least one banana a day. Yet it seems that no matter how you try to pick the perfect bunch, you usually end up with a couple of [...]

A New Take on Stuffing

My family had many food traditions that I treasure, but sometimes I also like to shake things up a little and veer off the regular menu. Other than poultry, mashed white potatoes, and whipped sweet potatoes, [...]

Dietitians: We’re For Real

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The number of registered dietitians has grown five fold since 1969, and there are now about 100,000 registered dietitian nutritionists. [...]

Trends in Wellness: CBD

Have you been seeing ads for CBD products popping up everywhere? What's the deal? You may be wondering, what is a dietitian-nutritionist writing about CBD for? Since there is a lot of confusion, I want you [...]

Keeping the Fun in “Fun-Size”

Halloween seems to usher in "candy season" in grade schools, where there seems to be ongoing parties through the end of the year. You may read some articles this week that talk about the "best" or [...]

Do You Have to Avoid Salt to Lower Blood Pressure?

If you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension), your doctor should have suggested that you modify your diet. Physicians use an algorithm to decide what your cardiovascular risk is that evaluates several factors. Your body [...]

Buffalo Chicken Mac-N-Cheese

You don't have to be a fancy cook to learn how to make a white sauce. A Bechamel sauce is a basic white sauce. Often you may associate creamy sauces with "unhealthy" or calorie-laden, but when [...]

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