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5 Farmer’s Market Picks

August 18th, 2014

By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
When summer hits one of my favorite Saturday morning activities is heading to my local farmer’s market. I love tasting, dipping and sipping items at every tent in hopes of finding something new. Eating locally and seasonally is good for you and the environment because these fresh, wholesome ingredients haven’t traveled far distances to reach you.

How to Order A Lower Calorie Summer Sipper at Starbucks

August 14th, 2014

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger
What’s better than an ice cold drink on a hot summer day? Starbucks is one of the most popular places to grab your favorite summer beverage. Shockingly, a vente or grande may add 500 unnecessary calories to you diet. Before giving up your summer pit stop, take a closer look at the possible, low calorie options Starbucks has to offer.
Drink This – For Less Than 100 Calories…
There are many

The Main Squeeze: How Safe is Your Juice?

August 11th, 2014

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, Guest Blogger
Take a stroll down any street and I’d be willing to bet a few bucks you’ll spot someone sipping away at a fresh cup of juice. From sweet, fruity blends to garlicky, green concoctions, juicing is a great way to get your daily dose of fresh fruits and veggies. With juice bars being all the rage, how safe is drinking fresh juice?
So, What’s The Risk?…
Fresh juices (not the big name

Fueling a Healthy Family: Celebrate National Kids Eat Right Month!

August 7th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger
The month of August signifies many celebrations including National Water Quality Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Family Fun Month, and National Golf Month. Starting this year, August will now also be National Kids Eat Right Month—an effort from the Kids Eat Right Campaign… to promote and celebrate its mission to end childhood obesity in America.

The 5-Second Rule: Friend or Foe?

August 4th, 2014

By Lauren Maddahi, MS, Guest Blogger…
Imagine you just spent the evening preparing delicious and juicy homemade meatballs for you and your family. As you walk to the dining table, one rolls off the plate and onto the kitchen floor. The ultimate internal mental battle ensues: pick it up and dust it off or reluctantly toss out that piece of hard work? Two studies duke it out to decide if you can put it back like nothing ever happened.