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Welcome to my award-winning blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition information, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. I’m thrilled my blog was named a Top 10 Healthy Blogs Written by Actual Health Pros by Shape, a 2011 recipient of the Top 100 Health Blogs by Healthline.com, and Mamavation’s Top Dietitians Your Can Count on For Social Media.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

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

Trendy Food Labels…Are They Worth It?

November 17th, 2014


By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
Every company seems to be labeling their foods with some buzzword in an attempt to grab shoppers’ attention (and maybe make a few extra bucks). Oftentimes, we tend to equate those words with something that’s better for us. With so many of these buzzwords floating around, it’s hard to know if the food really is the healthiest choice. To help clear up the confusion, here’s

Spotlight on Salt

November 10th, 2014


By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger…
Eating less salt (or sodium) is recommended to help prevent or manage high blood pressure and heart disease. In August 2014, a series of new research studies revisited this link between sodium and heart health, unraveling greater insight into the recommendations.
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults eat no more than 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams

Top 5 Fall Foods for Optimal Health

November 3rd, 2014


By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger
The sweet smell of apples and the spicy taste of pumpkin seeds are two of the reasons fall is my favorite season. Not only are fall foods mouthwatering and delicious, but they are optimal for a healthy diet. Check out what foods rank as the top five for fall.
Sweet Potatoes…
Once the leaves begin to change colors, sweet potatoes are top of mind. But who knew this tasty tuber is packed with vitamin

Cheers To More Beers…Pumpkin Ones!

October 29th, 2014


By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
If you’re not so familiar with the new craft beer sensation, take a trip to your local liquor store and stroll down the beer aisle. We are now blessed with all types of craft beers from hoppy IPA’s to dark, coffee porters; these beers make ol’ Bud a thing of the past. As the leaves begin to change and the air gets a little crisper, giddiness starts to ensue as I know pumpkin

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