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What’s The Deal With Healthy Fat?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Remember the 90’s when eating fat-free foods was all the rage? The grocery store shelves were stocked with fat-free cookies, cakes, ice cream…you name it! Those were the days when many thought that eating fat made you fat. Now we know there is a lot more to the story when it comes to fat found in food. Still, I find many of my clients are shocked when I include avocado…

New Nutrition Facts: The Fiber Debate

Monday, February 6th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger  As you may have heard, the FDA is in the process of implementing a new nutrition facts label. Most food manufacturers have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the changes, while manufacturers earning less than $10 million in annual food sales have until July 26, 2019. One area of major concern has been the new regulations on dietary fiber. Dietary Fiber There…

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…

Potassium: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger “Eat your fruits and vegetables,” is the plea of every nutritionist. Why? Unhealthy eating patterns—like diets low in fruits and veggies–contribute to low intake of the following nutrients: potassium, dietary fiber, choline, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, D, E, and C. The new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines identified these as “nutrients of concern”,…

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,…

My Journey To Become A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Thursday, July 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) like many of the contributor’s you see on Toby’s blog? After working towards my B.S. in nutrition and dietetics, I discovered the answer to that question -hard work. Let me explain… The Dietetic Internship
As a recent graduate of Miami University in Ohio, I am excited to be attending…

Nutrient of Concern: Calcium

Monday, June 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
By Rachel Green, contributing blogger Most Americans consume much less than the recommended amount of fruits, vegetables, dairy, whole grains, and seafood. One of the big issues with under consuming these food groups is that you do not take in all the nutrients you need. The latest Dietary Guidelines calls out 5 nutrients as a public health concern. One of these 5 nutrients is the mineral calcium. Based on a typical diet,…

Nutrient of Concern: Vitamin D

Monday, February 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger The Dietary Guidelines for Americans aims to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and help people reach and maintain a healthy weight. Every five years, the guidelines evolve to address public health concerns and the subsequent changing dietary recommendations for Americans 2 years and older. The newly published 2015 Dietary Guidelines has called attention to 5 nutrients…

Busting Those Nutrition Myths

Monday, November 30th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RDN, CDN, Contributing Blogger With so much information out there it is often hard to determine which is fabricated. It is time to identify those common “nutrition myths” that everyone quotes in social settings, and deems them safe for repetition, or not.  Below are some well-rehearsed sayings. We all know them, but are we simply repeating what we have heard or do we believe them? The…

Top 5 Fall Foods for Optimal Health

Monday, November 3rd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition Basics, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger The sweet smell of apples and the spicy taste of pumpkin seeds are two of the reasons fall is my favorite season. Not only are fall foods mouthwatering and delicious, but they are optimal for a healthy diet. Check out what foods rank as the top five for fall. Sweet Potatoes
Once the leaves begin to change colors, sweet potatoes are top of mind. But who knew this tasty tuber is packed with vitamin…

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