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Welcome to my blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition information, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information.

I hope you enjoy the information you find here. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

Nutrient of Concern: Calcium

June 6th, 2016
By Rachel Green, contributing blogger Most Americans consume much less than the recommended amount of fruits, vegetables, dairy, whole grains, and seafood. One of the big issues with under consuming these food groups is that you do not take in all the nutrients you need. The latest Dietary Guidelines calls out 5 nutrients as a public health concern. One of these 5 nutrients is the mineral calcium. Based on a typical diet,…

Should Diet Be Based On Your Genetics?

June 1st, 2016
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Most of the dietary guidelines have remained relatively unchanged since the 1980’s. The guidelines specifically focus on foods that help keep you healthy and help prevent chronic disease, like heart disease. For years registered dietitians have been teaching and living these guidelines. There is now a change in the way recommendations are made by health…

College Eats: Healthy Late Night Snacking

May 19th, 2016

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether you’re up late studying for the three exams you have the next day, or you’re trying to cram a semesters worth of information during finals week, it’s definitely stressful. Oftentimes when you’re stressed (like me!) the first thing you reach for is food. Here are some healthy tips and snacks that can help you make it through the night: Here are my three top tips that I…

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait

May 15th, 2016
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD
This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples. 
One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been eating PB&J on whole wheat bread for lunch for years! I finally decided to branch out and create a parfait with similar flavor components from peanuts, peanut butter, homemade blueberry jam, and fresh berries. It’s a perfect way to take in protein,…

Kids App Review: Food Leap

May 9th, 2016

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Since today’s media often influences kids with advertisements for sugar-sweetened and high calorie foods, kids sometimes forget about the healthy foods available. Creator of the website Super Kids Nutrition, Melissa Halas-Liang recently released a fun and educational new app, Food Leap, to help introduce healthy foods to kids. Check out how your little one can enjoy this…
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