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How To Start Eating Clean

July 1st, 2015
  By Alicia Slusarek, guest blogger The best compliment to the spring and summer bounty is clean eating. As you head to the farmers’ markets, enjoy your favorite whole foods and ditch the processed stuff. What is Clean Eating?
Eating clean isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s all about choosing wholesome foods over processed options. This sounds simple, but might require some lifestyle changes for those…

Is Milk Good or Bad?

June 29th, 2015
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Recent headlines claiming milk is bad for you has caused a lot of buzz. The Dietary Guideline recommends 3 servings of milk or dairy every day, so does that mean we need to stop drinking milk? Definitely not! Research continues to show just how wonderful milk really is. Where did This All Start?
The recent study posted by the British Medical Journal created a mass confusion, making…

Walking 101

June 25th, 2015

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger My husband and I rescued a puppy a few months ago.  He is the cutest and most energetic little ball of fur! The only thing that keeps him out of trouble and is making sure he gets enough exercise every day. I live in a city and don’t have a backyard for the pup to run around in, so I have to walk him every day. We take about five walks a day (yes, five!). I like to walk, probably more than…

Book Review: First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers

June 22nd, 2015

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger Weekly or even daily grocery store trips are no longer necessary to pick up foods for your babies; it’s now easier and more cost effective to make your own! In Dana Angelo White’s, MS, RD, ATC new book First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers, she provides plenty of recipes and tips to help you raise healthy children. About First Bites
White uses her advanced nutrition education…

Obesity: Laziness or A Disease?

June 15th, 2015

By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We are so quick to judge those who are obese or overweight. This is a hot topic, seeing as many folks feel that obesity is partly due to laziness. Oftentimes people forget that obesity is a disease, one that is, in part, caused by genetic pre-dispositions and environmental factors. Yes, there are some who can tame these pre-dispositions and change the course of…