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A Closer Look at Reusable Water Bottles

Thursday, October 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Food Safety  /  Comments: more
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, Contributing Blogger You’ve probably noticed the ubiquity of reusable water bottles – at the gym, at work, stuffed into the sides of backpacks – they’re everywhere. There’s no longer a need to trek to the sporting goods store to find one – these water bottles now take up whole aisles in your local grocery stores. While choosing a size, shape, color, brand and material among the multitude…

Food Safety at the Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger Thanks to organizations like GrowNYC on the East coast, Urban Village on the West coast, and many other community-wide efforts, farmers markets are becoming accessible to both rural and urban communities across America. While it’s great to support your local farms and purchase fresh, seasonal produce, there are also certain precautions that you should take when…

How Fresh Is Your Spice Rack?

Monday, September 8th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety  /  Comments: more
  By Betsy Ginn,Guest Blogger When was the last time you peeked at your spice shelf? After taking a look at mine, I found the spices I use regularly (like cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon) sitting up front, which was no surprise. However, when I moved those to the side, I was a bit nervous. I ended up finding a jar of Chinese Five Spice from the winter of 2008 when I decided to make homemade pho. It immediately went into the…

Food Trucks: Are They Safe?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety  /  Comments: 0

By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The food truck movement has rolled into every major city the past few years offering chic and reasonable fare. From European to Asian to dessert-themed trucks, there is certainly something for everyone. The lines fill up as quickly as the food is sold, which leaves the burning question: Is it safe to eat from a truck with a kitchen that’s literally the size of an office…

The 5-Second Rule: Friend or Foe?

Monday, August 4th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety  /  Comments: more
By Lauren Maddahi, MS, Guest Blogger Imagine you just spent the evening preparing delicious and juicy homemade meatballs for you and your family. As you walk to the dining table, one rolls off the plate and onto the kitchen floor. The ultimate internal mental battle ensues: pick it up and dust it off or reluctantly toss out that piece of hard work? Two studies duke it out to decide if you can put it back like nothing ever happened.…