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Welcome to my blog!  You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information all backed up by scientific research.  As a registered dietitian in the media, I have my finger on the pulse of the hottest nutrition topics and controversies which I cover on my blog. If there is a topic you would like to learn more about, just email me.

I am very proud of the content on my blog. 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 for  4 years.  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!

-Toby

Healthy Family, Healthy Kids: A Panel Discussion

January 25th, 2012
Last night I was thrilled to be part of a nutrition panel discussion at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful turnout and the interesting questions asked by the audience. It was also brought to my attention the need for such discussions to take place on a regular basis. The Panel
I was one of three panelists alongside Heather Zeitz, RD CDN and Ilanit Blumenfeld, MPH. The goal of the free…

A Colorful Lesson for Nursery School Kids

January 18th, 2012
Teaching the youngest of kids the value of eating a variety fruits and veggies is not only a message I write about but also practice. This week, I visited my 4-year old daughter’s nursery school class and gave them a lesson about fruit and veggies. I actually didn’t do much talking, but rather listening and asking. The Lesson
The best method for learning is hands on. So that’s what I did with a classroom filled with…

2012 Resolutions: AreYou Sticking To Them?

January 12th, 2012
It’s halfway through January—how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? By now many folks start forgetting about those big promises for the New Year. Believe me, you’re not alone! I’m trying hard to stick with my own resolutions. Let me tell you what I’m doing to keep on track for the long haul.   Review Your Resolutions
It’s important to reflect back on your original promise. Since I usually deal…

Spicy Egg Wrap

January 10th, 2012
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but sometimes I want something with some extra kick. That’s when I make my quick and easy egg wrap. Though I typically make it for breakfast, I’ve been known to whip this up for a speedy family dinner too.    
Choosing Your Ingredients
  • Eggs:  Choose large white or brown eggs. If you need to bulk up egg, add 1 to 2 egg whites in order to keep cholesterol in check.
  • Tortilla: Choose a

Are You A Double Dipper?

January 3rd, 2012
My grandma is the quintessential double dipper—or shall I say triple or quadruple dipper. She likes to dip her bread in the cream cheese container, re-dip in the container and again for a third time to get any cream cheese lingering on the container cover.  Is this just an unappetizing habit or can it actually make you sick? The Issue
My grandma isn’t the only double dipper in the family—certain other nameless family…
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