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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!

-Toby

7 Surprising Ways to Use Greek Yogurt

September 14th, 2017
I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. People are always surprised when I tell them just how many ways you can use Greek yogurt when cooking and baking. It really is such a versatile ingredient and once you start getting the hang of using it in many of your…

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Live Up to the Hype?

September 13th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  Apple cider vinegar, a fermented juice made from crushed apples, has been touted to help with weight loss, heart disease, bacterial infections and digestive issues. Some alternative medicine practitioners even recommend a spoonful of apple cider vinegar daily. But does it really work? At this time, there is not enough evidence to back…

A Look At How Fruits and Vegetables Are Harvested

September 8th, 2017
  This post and the farm tour were sponsored by Markon and The Alliance for Food and Farming. However, my opinions are entirely my own. With the popularity of farm-to-table, I wanted to get a ringside view of how food is grown, picked, and shipped to your market. I make it a point to take time from my busy work schedule to go on farm tours, so when The Alliance for Food and Farming invited me to see numerous fruit and vegetable…

The Truth About Evening Snacks

September 6th, 2017
I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Snacking at night has gotten a bad reputation, and many folks feel bad about doing it. Oftentimes, it can be more about habit than hunger, but sometimes you truly do need a little something before bedtime. Having…

Food Safety Strategies At The Ballpark

September 5th, 2017
By Anthony Wind, MS, Contributing Blogger Field sports provide lasting excitement and sentimental memories for young athletes and their proud families. But there is a lurking food safety problem associated with ball games—how can food stay safe in the sweltering heat? Each year, roughly one in six Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. And in the unwavering heat…
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