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Marathon Day Nutrition Plan

July 26th, 2016
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With fall marathon season approaching and training plans ramping up, it’s important to also start thinking about your fueling plan for race day. Training isn’t just about logging miles and working on speed work, but it’s also a time to test out your nutrition and hydration, which are both crucial for a successful race. Here’s what you’ll need to consider…

My Journey To Become A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

July 21st, 2016
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…

High Fat Diet to Help Combat Medical Conditions

July 18th, 2016
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger You may have seen a rise in marketing for full fat products, or maybe you have noticed the prevalence of avocados in restaurants. This recent trend is partially due to a wave of research supporting intake of good fats. However, you may be surprised to know that there is a medical diet out there which is, strangely enough, more focused on unhealthy fats. Ketogenic

5 Healthy Hummus Hacks

July 14th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by Sabra Hummus. When was a girl, my summers were spent in Israel in the small town of Ashkelon where my mom is from. As my mom toted 5 kids with her from New York to Israel, hotels were not really an option so she rented a two-bedroom apartment where we lived among the locals. My mom and I visited the supermarket and farmers’ type market several times a week bringing…

Food Label: What’s Changed?

July 13th, 2016
On the left, the old label. On the right, the updated label By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger The nutrition facts label is getting a makeover. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set new requirements that will help consumers better understand the amounts of nutrients found in food products. Here’s what you should know about the changed and when you’ll start seeing them. Cosmetic Changes
The new design…