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Choose This, Not That: College Style

December 17th, 2014

By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, Contributing Blogger
College years are notorious for a lot of reasons, one of which is weight gain. Contrary to popular belief, the freshman fifteen is an underestimate; most gain closer to twenty pounds. Do not be a statistic! Weigh in on these helpful tips to make your college years, truly, the best of your life.
Education, With a Side of Fries…
Weight gain during college is multi-factorial.

How To Choose A Healthier Frozen Meal

December 15th, 2014

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
It’s the holiday season and between decorating, shopping, and parties, it can be hard to find time to cook a meal. Picking up a few frozen meals during your weekly trip to the market may sound like the best alternative, but with so many options, it can be hard to figure out which ones are healthier. Below are five tips to help you navigate the frozen foods aisle.
5 Tips for Choosing…

How to Eat Healthier During the Holidays

December 12th, 2014

This post was sponsored by Back to Balance Coalition who bring together food and beverage organizations, health advocacy groups, and nutrition professionals who are supporters of balance, variety and moderation in dietary guidance.…
Nutrition advice is extremely confusing! Many popular diets advise to restrict certain foods or entire food groups, while many nutrition professionals continue to stress moderation

Top 5 Foods for Your Winter Freezer

November 25th, 2014

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
When the temperature starts to plummet, I like to stay put under a warm blanket in my comfy home. In an effort to stay warm and cozy during the cold winter months I stock my freezer with key ingredients that are sure to satisfy. Move over popsicles and frozen entrees! Keep these 5 items stocked all winter, and healthy meals in minutes (in your robe and slippers!) will be

Fueling a Healthy Family: The Home Environment

November 20th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger…
Many factors play a role in our health and the health of our families. Although some things are out of our control, like genetics or family history of a disease, there are also many environmental factors that we can decide for ourselves, like diet and lifestyle choices.
Another factor we have control over is our home food environment, which has been gaining attention recently