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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!


4 Omega-3 Packed Recipes

September 12th, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, contributing blogger While the concept of “healthy fats” has become more commonplace, many consumers are still skeptical of the high fat and calorie content in foods like avocados and nuts. However, recent research proves even further that these foods are worth adding to your diet. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like…

Healthy Eats: College Breakfast Edition

September 7th, 2016
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? But when you get to college, your parents aren’t around to remind you every morning. Between late nights of studying, and sleeping until the last possible moment before your 8 AMs, breakfast usually goes unnoticed. However, research shows that eating breakfast daily, which was instilled in you as…

Strawberry Mint Overnight Oats

September 1st, 2016
Photo by Gail Watson By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company who also provided me with samples. Overnight oats are an easy, no-cook options for these dog days of summer when you just don’t want to turn on the stove. You can prep a batch the night before and grab it as you’re heading out the door. Plus, the varieties are endless! With so many fresh herbs at the market, I wanted to include…

Keeping Cookout Condiments Safe To Eat

August 30th, 2016
By Jennifer Senecal, MS, Contributing Blogger Imagine that it’s a hot summer day, perfect for backyard barbecuing. You swing by the grill, where the designated grill-master flips your burger or dog onto a bun, and then you head to the condiment table! There sits the ketchup, mustard, mayo and relish, basking in the hot sun. It is a food safety rule that food should not sit out for more than 2 hours at room temperature…

Healthy Eats: College Fast Food Edition

August 22nd, 2016
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger It’s back to school for many college students, but those college campus streets are lined with fast food restaurants targeting students.  With these popular joints around, the dining halls are usually the last resort for food. However, these fast food restaurants often promote unhealthy food items that can contribute to the “freshman 15,” or unhealthy weight gain throughout…