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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!


Reimagining Yogurt: Yogurt-Dipped Frozen Grapes & Bananas

November 15th, 2017

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN I have partnered with Dannon® Light & Fit® to help promote Light & Fit yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
For me, yogurt has never been about spooning it out of a cup. Don’t get me wrong, I adore creamy spoonfuls of yogurt but I love to get creative…

Should You Buy Electrolyte-Enhanced, Nutrient-Enhanced and Alkaline Waters?

November 14th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  You’d think buying bottled water would be simple. But today, it’s just as confusing as choosing a type and brand of yogurt, bread or frozen food. You can now find electrolyte-enhanced, pH-balanced, nutrient-enhanced and flavored waters lining store shelves. With some of the specialty waters costing a pretty penny, should…

The Best and Worst Juices for Your Health

November 7th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  When I was a girl, there was always a glass of orange juice on the breakfast table. Fast-forward 30 years and, for many people, that same glass is not only absent, but shunned. This jump from one extreme to the other has much to do with the “s” word  sugar. Yes, juice contains sugar, but you can enjoy it as a healthy and guiltless part…

5 Healthy Fall Desserts

October 30th, 2017
Photo credit: Marissa Moore By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN It’s finally starting to feel like fall in New York. While the leaves haven’t quite changed color yet, the temperatures are starting to drop. I’m ready to pull out my sweaters and boots from storage and whip up some delicious fall-inspired desserts. But although I love to bake, I don’t love all of the calories in my favorite fall treats. Luckily, my fellow dietitian

6 Ways To Stay On Top Of Your Tennis Game

October 27th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post has been sponsored by Arctic Cool. All opinions are my own. I have been active my entire life. In high school, I was the captain of the Varsity basketball team, and I worked out regularly in college. Once I had kids, I had a tough time getting back in the swing of things as many busy moms do. I do know that I needed a competitive sport since that’s in my nature, so when my middle daughter was about…
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