My Blog

Welcome to my blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. My blog is made possible by my wonderful group of contributors, including fellow registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and nutrition students. All of my contributors have varying nutrition backgrounds and interests, making this blog a great place to learn about a wide range of food and nutrition topics.

I’m so proud of the efforts of all of my contributors and the recognitions of our great work. Greatist recently named my blog one of “19 Awesome Resources to Help You Eat Better”, and Healthline awarded us a spot in the “The Best Healthy Living Blogs of 2016”.  I know you will enjoy and learn from the information you find here. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!


Organic Produce: The All or Nothing Mentality

December 7th, 2016
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…

Pomegranate Hummus

December 5th, 2016
The post was sponsored by POM Wonderful. When I was growing up my father used to bring home fresh pomegranates every fall when they were in season. It was a treat to watch him open them and pick out the arils. These days, pomegranates can be found all over the world, including Turkey, Iran and California. But POM Wonderful is one of the few companies guaranteeing their pomegranates are grown exclusively in the San Joaquin…

Navigating The Dining Hall

December 1st, 2016
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger For many college students, the dining hall is their go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, the options at the dining hall are not always the most nutritious. No longer do students have mom and dad’s home-cooked meal, but they now have the ability to choose whatever they want, and in quantities they have never imagined.  But it is important to remember that calories add…

Potassium: What You Need To Know

November 29th, 2016
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”,…

Carbs After Dark: Breaking Down the Science

November 21st, 2016
By Dan Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger We have all heard the myths that eating carbohydrates at night can cause weight gain. Realistically, the body’s metabolizes food in a much more complicated way than just factoring in the time of day . Weight loss or gain depends on a variety of factors, ranging from your level of physical activity to the amount and type of calories you eat. What Happens When We Eat At Night?