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Organic Produce: The All or Nothing Mentality

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, Contributing Blogger Over the past decade, organic food sales in the US have increased from $6 billion in 2000 to $28.4 billion in 2012, with fruits and vegetables accounting for 43% of sales. While the move towards organic food purchasing may seem positive some demographics are unable to afford organic produce. Research has shown that this inability to afford organic produce may cause a decline…

Get Your Daily Dose of Omega-3s- Without a Pill

Thursday, October 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Jennifer Senecal, M.S. For much of the 90s, “fat” was a dirty word, but today we know better. Fat is a necessary part of the human diet and a part of our cells. The body makes several types of fat, but others, like omega-3 fatty acids, are ‘essential’ because we cannot make them in the body. Instead, we must eat ‘essential’ fats. These powerhouse polyunsaturated fats are major nutrition multitaskers,…

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…

Food Label: What’s Changed?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
On the left, the old label. On the right, the updated label By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger The nutrition facts label is getting a makeover. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set new requirements that will help consumers better understand the amounts of nutrients found in food products. Here’s what you should know about the changed and when you’ll start seeing them. Cosmetic Changes
The new design…

Should Diet Be Based On Your Genetics?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Most of the dietary guidelines have remained relatively unchanged since the 1980’s. The guidelines specifically focus on foods that help keep you healthy and help prevent chronic disease, like heart disease. For years registered dietitians have been teaching and living these guidelines. There is now a change in the way recommendations are made by health…

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