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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!

-Toby

3 Citrus Hacks That Add Flavor, Not Calories

April 3rd, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the Sunkist. Photos courtesy of Sunkist. All thoughts are my own. Did you know that citrus fruit are in season all year long? Luckily, many of these unheard of varieties (hello, pomelo!) are now available at your local grocery stores. Not sure which varieties to look for? This fabulous seasonality chart is a great resource to keep on hand. Filling your shopping cart with…

Nutrition News: The Dirtiest Places In Your Kitchen & Downside of Liquid Diets

April 1st, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD Catch up on this week’s nutrition news with articles I’ve been quoted in or written this week. You’ll find out which pieces of kitchen equipment you probably never thought of cleaning and what a study found may be lingering inside. If you’ve been on a smoothie kick, it’s an article you’ll want to read!   5 Meal Kits That Make Healthy Cooking Easy via MyFitnessPal.com–

Are You Losing Out With A Liquid Lunch?

March 30th, 2017
By Taylor D’Anna, RD, Contributing Blogger Step into any home-goods store and you will see displays for NutriBullets and Vitamix’s advertising the benefits of juicing. The idea seems perfect! Throw copious amounts of super foods into the blender and get a day’s worth of nutrients in your 10 ounce tumbler.  With claims to break down foods to their most absorbable state, help you power through your…

The Best and Worst Foods for PMS

March 27th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report If you’re among the 85 percent (or more) of women who has at least one premenstrual syndrome symptom – think acne, fatigue, tender breasts, stomach discomfort, headaches, joint and muscle pain, mood swings and trouble concentrating – each month, you may be in the market for relief. Fortunately, there are foods you can eat – and…

In the News: Eating Healthy When You Fly and New Healthy Food Finds

March 24th, 2017
  This week in the news, set a few goals you will be able to achieve just in time for bathing suit season, and find out which 21 food products are coming to a market near you – don’t worry, I did the leg work and walked close to 60,000 steps at The Natural Food Expo West in order to find all the healthy goodies!
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