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!
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger
With classes, clubs, meetings, work and everything in between, it can be hard for college students to prepare a meal. Some students grab those grease-laden on-the-go meals, but nutrition and dietetics students are a little more mindful of their food choices. I asked some of my fellow nutrition students for their favorite easy-to-prepare, healthy meal ideas!
By Jennifer Senecal, M.S.
For much of the 90s, “fat” was a dirty word, but today we know better. Fat is a necessary part of the human diet and a part of our cells. The body makes several types of fat, but others, like omega-3 fatty acids, are ‘essential’ because we cannot make them in the body. Instead, we must eat ‘essential’ fats.
These powerhouse polyunsaturated fats are major nutrition multitaskers,…
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD
The workout gear giveaway is sponsored by MPowher Apparel. Photos courtesy of MPowher Apparel.
As part of my healthy lifestyle, I exercise frequently. I play on numerous U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) leagues, take Pilates classes 1-3 times a week, and do lots of walking. Of course I like to exercise in style, but I found that MPowerHer has a bigger message that speaks to me. So for me, exercise…
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
You just got home from work and it’s time to pick up your kids from soccer practice. The next thing you know, it’s 7 pm and the entire family is asking the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” You don’t have the time or energy to spend an hour in the kitchen preparing an elaborate meal, but you want your family to sit down for some nourishment and bonding time. Don’t…
By Alissa Fogelson, Contributing Blogger
It’s no secret that nutritious eating while pregnant is vital. Yet many expectant mothers tend to be confused about the types of foods to restrict and ways that they can use nutrition to ease pregnancy discomforts. How can expectant mothers ensure they are eating foods that will allow their babies to grow and develop healthfully? The new cookbook Healthy, Happy Pregnancy