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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…