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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

Healthy Holidays: Decisions, Decisions…

December 16th, 2011
Do you toss your good-for-you choices out the window come holiday time? Think about these last few weeks of 2011 as the last inning of a tied baseball game. This is the last time this year you’ll be able to make healthier decisions. So make them count!     Drinks
Instead of…
Eggnog Choose…
Apple cider, wine, or champagne. One cup of traditional eggnog has a whopping 350 calories, 19 grams fat, and over 50% of your daily…

How My Mom & I Became Dietitians….Together

December 7th, 2011
Many folks find it cute or surprising when I tell them that my mom and I attended nutrition school together. So for those who always asked me, “What was it like?” or “How did you end up in school with your mom?”– here’s our story. How It Happened
During my junior year at Binghamton University, my parents sat me down and asked “What do you want to do with your life?” I wasn’t sure, but…

Muffin Mania

November 30th, 2011
Question: I heard muffins can have 400 or more calories each. Are there healthy muffins that I can include in my healthy eating plan? Answer: Absolutely! My latest obsession is muffins. I tend to avoid store-made ones since I don’t really know which ingredients they use and how many calories they contain. Instead, I’ve turned to making my own. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Downside of Pre-Made
Muffins…

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

November 14th, 2011
Question: My daughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease and this will be our first gluten-free Thanksgiving.  Can you provide some tips and recipes so that our family can be gluten-free while still enjoying all the best that Thanksgiving has to offer? Answer: A gluten-free Turkey Day can be every bit as enjoyable as a traditional one.  With a gluten-free turkey as the main attraction all you need to do is work some…

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

July 22nd, 2011
Question: How much Vitamin D do I need?  Do you have to take a supplement or can you get the full dose from food?  Can you take too much? Answer: The newest recommendation for vitamin D is 600 IU (international units) per day. You don’t need to take a supplement to get enough vitamin D and getting too much from supplements is possible. Why We Need It
Vitamin D’s main job is to help the body absorb calcium, which helps build…
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