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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

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…

[Book Review] Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach: The Fast and Easy Low-FODMAP Diet Plan

April 25th, 2017
  By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger The low FODMAP diet is increasing in popularity as many folks with certain health conditions find relief from this new way of eating. However, the term FODMAP is still new to many. An acronym, FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols. This complicated terms are types of carbohydrates, and the low FODMAP diet eliminates all…

Should You Follow the Dirty Dozen?

April 18th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization working to protect human health and the environment, recently published their 2017 shopper’s guide to purchasing produce, in which they provide two lists – The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen. The Dirty Dozen are the twelve fruits and vegetables that have been found to contain the highest level of pesticides. The EWG…

What Do Farmers Do All Winter?

April 13th, 2017
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report Wouldn’t it be nice to take an entire season off work? Perhaps, but don’t expect farmers to be the ones to tell you what that’s like. Whether or not their crops are in peak season, farmers work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure you’re getting the highest quality food possible. I know because, as a registered…

5 Foods To Beat Bloating

April 12th, 2017
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Some gas and bloating is normal – in fact 16-30% of people report bloating regularly. But if it’s getting to the point where your clothes don’t fit comfortably and it interferes with your everyday life, you may want to investigate the cause. While the culprit is different for everyone, food intolerances, eating large meals, eating too quickly, and carbonated…
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