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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!


Introducing Peanuts in Infancy

June 15th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The threat of food allergies plagues anyone who spends time around children. Peanut allergies, specifically, have recently received much attention in the news. While only 1-2% of children have a peanut allergy, it’s usually severe and lifelong, making it a fear for most new parents. Previous guidelines warned against introducing peanuts too early in a child’s diet, but new guidelines…

4 Things You May Not Know About Gut Health

June 5th, 2017
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger In the past few years, there has been a ton of emerging research on the topic of gut health. More specifically, researchers are looking into the healthy bacteria that live in our gut and how they might affect health. Quite a bit has been uncovered, and more information is being brought to the surface everyday. Here are four things that you may not know about gut health.
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  • Nutrition News: Eat More Mindfully and My 2-Week Muscle-Building Meal Plan

    May 19th, 2017
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD Catch up on this week’s nutrition news with articles I’ve been quoted in or written over the past few weeks. You’ll learn ways to eat more mindfully and the scoop on apple cider vinegar. Plus, get recipes to add strength and build muscle, and check out the award that the Toby Amidor Nutrition Blog recently received! 7 Ways To Eat More Mindfully via–Stop the mad dieting…

    Is Alcohol Really Good For Your Heart?

    May 15th, 2017
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN We’ve all heard that drinking red wine in moderation is good for your heart, but is that really true? A recent study published in British Medical Journal looked at the link between alcohol consumption and 12 different heart conditions in almost 2 million British adults. The study found that those who didn’t drink had a 12-56% higher risk for 8 out of 12 common heart conditions, compared to those…

    How I Survived the Meal Prep Challenge

    May 1st, 2017
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon® Light & Fit® to help promote Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. One way that I make healthy eating easier is by planning and preparing my meals in advance. Typically, I make a shopping list on Saturday, do the shopping on Sunday…
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