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Mercury Poisoning: What You Should Know

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Food Safety  /  Comments: 1
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I love seafood but I do think about how much mercury I’m really taking in when ordering fish or preparing it at home. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends pregnant women and young children to limit fish intake to no more than 12 ounces per week to avoid taking in too much mercury. I recently learned, however, that mercury is something we should all consider,…

The Power of Herbs and Spices: Fall Edition

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger Flavor is a significant factor in choosing the foods we eat.  Too often, diners unnecessarily season their food to add or increase much desired flavor, leading to over consumption of sodium, sugar, and fat – the top three flavoring agents.  Before mindlessly seasoning, consider cooking with herbs and spices. What are Herbs and Spices?
The terms “herbs” and “spices”…

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Friday, November 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger When I was a girl, every autumn I would spend hours choosing which character I wanted to carve into my pumpkin.  However, pumpkins have other uses than just decoration; They are a delicious and nutritious squash that you can add to your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nutrition Info
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, 1 cup of raw 1-inch cubed pumpkin contains  30 calories, 8 grams…

Farm-To-Table: What Does It All Mean?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You’ve likely heard of one of the latest food trends – farm to table.  I know anytime I see this term on a menu or an article talking about it, I’m instantly drawn to it.  Using this principle in your diet can do wonders, but it’s not necessarily a no-fail approach to eating healthy. What is Farm to Table?
The farm-to-table movement started a few years ago and is still going…

12 Reasons to Love California Strawberries

Monday, July 13th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson. You often here the term “farm-to-table” but not many folks have actually visited a farm or understand the flow-of-food from the farm to their table. I firmly believe that if I am going to discuss and write about healthy food, then I should follow the farm-to-fork trail. I have been lucky enough to visit California…

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