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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!


What Is Skyr?

March 7th, 2017
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger A walk down the dairy aisle reveals shelves packed with an overwhelming variety of yogurt. From Greek yogurt to soy yogurt to fruit-bottomed yogurt, plus full-fat and low-fat varieties, the choices are endless. But now there’s a new, yet ancient, type of yogurt being stocked on shelves across the country: skyr. Pronounced “skeer” this traditional Icelandic yogurt…

Myth Buster: Cereal

March 1st, 2017
By Alissa Fogelson, Contributing Blogger Take a minute and think about your childhood, watching TV and chowing down on some yummy Lucky Charms. If you were anything like me, you probably picked out all the marshmallows first and then sipped on some of that delicious sugar-filled milk. You wouldn’t do that now, though, would you? Instead, you probably enjoy a bowl of Smart Start cereal and think that you are making the…

Strawberry-Cocoa Oatmeal

February 27th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. During the bone chilling days of winter, I love warming up with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is also the perfect way to add cocoa flavanols into my daily regimen. One of my favorite flavor combinations for oatmeal is strawberries and chocolate. Why Are Cocoa Flavanols

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

February 21st, 2017
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger As soon as the temperature drops, I want to cozy up with a warm blanket and enjoy a homey comforting meal. However, with the long Northeast winter, indulging in comfort foods can also mean taking in extra calories. But weight gain is definitely not a given. Here are healthier, more nutrient packed options to your favorite comfort meals. Baked Potato
Instead of that loaded baked potato…

The Inside Scoop: Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards

February 16th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Last week I attended the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards at Lincoln Center on behalf of the CocoaVia®  brand. It was in honor of heart health month, which is February. As heart disease greatly affects my family and myself, it was an honor to participate in the evening’s events.…
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