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Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

National Nutrition Month Day 2: Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

March 2nd, 2016

    This year for National Nutrition Month, I’m doing more than just a cookbook review. Each one of the books that I will share a recipe and review this month, the author generously donated a copy to my sister-in-law to be, Gena. Naturally, today’s choice is that of a Jewish mother. Now that the wedding is around the corner, the next question I’ll keep asking is “Are you expecting?”…

National Nutrition Month: Cookbooks Galore & A Wedding Gift

March 1st, 2016
Photo by Joe Natale   March is National Nutrition Month and last year I highlighted nutrition and exercise tips from top experts around the country. This year I wanted to come up with something especially creative, especially since this is the month before my brother marries Gena, a fellow registered dietitian and amazing cook. With that in mind, I decided to highlight one nutrition or cookbook a day (usually featuring…

5 Foods to Tackle Heart Disease

February 29th, 2016
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger As heart disease continues to be the number one killer for both men and women, food has been highly researched to determine if any can help prevent it. A healthy diet featuring functional foods (or foods proven to help prevent disease) can help to tackle the number one killer. A diet high in saturated and trans fats, as well as sodium is not only a risk for weight gain, but also increases…

Nutrient of Concern: Vitamin D

February 22nd, 2016
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger The Dietary Guidelines for Americans aims to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and help people reach and maintain a healthy weight. Every five years, the guidelines evolve to address public health concerns and the subsequent changing dietary recommendations for Americans 2 years and older. The newly published 2015 Dietary Guidelines has called attention to 5 nutrients…

Mercury Poisoning: What You Should Know

February 10th, 2016
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I love seafood but I do think about how much mercury I’m really taking in when ordering fish or preparing it at home. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends pregnant women and young children to limit fish intake to no more than 12 ounces per week to avoid taking in too much mercury. I recently learned, however, that mercury is something we should all consider,…
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