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What Is Certified Transitional Farming?

Monday, September 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Farms around the country are on the fence about becoming certified organic farms. The process to switch from conventional farming to organic farming can be quite the hassle. This may be why only about 15,000—around 1% of the 2 million US farms–are certified organic. The good news is there’s a new process called Certified Transitional Farming…

5 Peanut Myths, Busted

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples, but my opinions are my own. In honor of National Peanut Day (it’s September 13!), I’m debunking popular peanut myths I’ve heard throughout my years as a registered dietitian. Check out which of these 5 you’ve been falling for! #1: Peanuts Have Too Much Fat
Yes, peanuts do contain 14 grams of fat (or 22% of the recommended…

What’s the Difference Between Pasture-Raised and Free-Range Eggs?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Food Safety, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
Packing pasture-raised eggs By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report When it comes to eggs, market shelves are filled with terms like “cage-free” and “free-range.” But the term “pasture-raised” is relatively new and many health professionals – not to mention, consumers – confuse the term with others. Even more confusing is the fact…

8 Reasons To Eat 8 Strawberries A Day

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson and who paid for my trip to Monterey, California. There’s nothing more gorgeous than the strawberry fields of California. This year was my third time, and even more beautiful than I remember. I was honored to be invited by the California Strawberry Commission to discuss the health…

My 5 Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Peanuts

Monday, April 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve always adored peanuts. But as I got older I realized it’s not only the taste I love, but also the fact that these nuts (technically legumes) are brimming with good-for-you nutrients. Here are 5 reasons why peanuts can fit into your healthy eating plan and creative ways to enjoy them. #1: Plant-Based

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