Ugly Produce: Perfectly Imperfect

June 22nd, 2021

By Lisa Jones MA, RDN June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, highlighting the role everyone plays in encouraging consumption of a variety of colorful and tasty foods. Want to kick off your summer in the right direction?  Explore the rainbow of possibilities when it comes to fruit and vegetables.     Did you know […]

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7 In-Season Summer Fruits & Vegetables 

June 8th, 2021

By: Sina D’Amico, RDN, LDN  With the summer season about to begin, it’s time to think of your favorite summertime dishes. Spending more time outside means more barbecues, picnics, pool parties and other gatherings. This brings the need and the taste for more fruits and veggies at all meals. The summer months brings a variety […]

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Sweets & Treats for Kids: Tips from a Registered Dietitian Mom

June 2nd, 2021

By Rabiya Bower, MHSc, RD, LDN As a mom and a registered dietitian, you may think my kid only eats “healthy” food. While our family does enjoy a variety of foods, my number one concern is ensuring she has a healthy relationship with food, and understands “all foods fit!” We focus on lots of fruits […]

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Food Allergies: Doing the Impossible!

May 25th, 2021

By Amanda Sandroni, MS and Micheline Orlowsky, MS, RDN, LDN Food allergies can be life-threatening. The most common form of treatment is utilizing a restrictive diet that would force the avoidance of those foods. While this may be very difficult, and food allergies are very serious, this blog can offer some tips and tricks to […]

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Benefits of Beans

May 18th, 2021

By Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN You probably grew up knowing that beans were good for you, but the only way your mom got you to eat them was by putting them in chili!  Let’s face it, beans got a bad rap and were often the butt of jokes (pun intended!).  But, as usual, […]

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Food Forward Ways to Improve High Blood Pressure

May 11th, 2021

By Emily Bumgarner, M.Ed, RDN, LDN Did you know that nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure? What is more shocking is that many don’t even know they have it. Although it may start off as a small health concern, long-term high blood pressure can cause major health effects, especially to […]

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Support Your Supporting Structure

May 4th, 2021

By Leslie Bonci, MPH,RDN,CSSD,LDN As a registered dietitian and sports dietitian who works with active individuals and professional athletes, I am an advocate for food choices and eating patterns that support bone health. Too often, I work with clients who have a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis or who have experienced stress fractures or stress […]

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5 Quick Recipe Ideas for Eggplant

April 27th, 2021

By Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN Did you know that only 9% of Americans eat enough vegetables (Lee-Kwan et al., 2017)? The USDA ChooseMyPlate food guide recommends that vegetables make up half of your plate. For 2,000 calories a day, that should include two and a half cups of vegetables. Eggplant is quite versatile and […]

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Five Benefits of Being a Preceptor

April 20th, 2021

By Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN Did you know April is National Preceptor Month? In 2013, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) named April National Preceptor Month to recognize and thank the health professionals who train, teach, guide, and mentor the next generation of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) and dietetic technicians registered (DTR). Additionally, the […]

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Are you Alcohol Aware?

April 13th, 2021

By Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN It is likely that you are aware of alcohol; but are you alcohol aware?  Did you know that 51% of people 12 years of age or older in the U.S. are considered “current drinkers” of alcohol?1  According to the United States Department of Agriculture, while there are some nutrition-related […]

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