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May is High Blood Pressure Month – Get Checked!

May is High Blood Pressure Month - a time to bring awareness to your blood pressure. Have you had yours checked? It's normal for our blood pressure to fluctuate during the day, but consistent high blood [...]

Waste Not Want Not

Some estimate that one third of the world's food is wasted. We have a food waste problem going on in our country. It's time to consider how each of us contribute to this, and find solutions [...]

The Critical Window of Early Feeding

Did you know that the first 1000 days in a child's life (conception to age 2) are critical to a child's health, and potentially his future? What a mother and infant eat during these days can [...]

A Toxicology Lesson for Dietitians

I attended a really interesting session about pesticide residue at my state's annual nutrition meeting, titled, "Organic and non-organic foods and pesticide residue: Important information for nutritionists and dietitians", presented by Amir Golmohamadi, Assistant Professor at [...]

Real World Research on Weight Loss

I attended a conference session, sponsored by Dupont earlier this year about weight loss and weight maintenance, presented by obesity expert Dr. James Hill. Obesity is a popular topic of discussion among exerts and non-experts alike. [...]

Just Wash It – Ignore the Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) sends out a powerful marketing campaign every year, (kale-haters may love this year's list) but it's just a myth that keeps on giving. You'd think the "DONATE NOW" button is a [...]

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 [...]

St. Paddy’s Day = Beer and Good Food

St. Patrick's Day is almost synonymous with beer right? I'm sure those of Irish decent, and those who love the Irish, will be enjoying a beer or two this weekend. If you are trying to lose [...]

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