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By Suzanne Gerdes, MS, Guest Blogger…
Getting out of your normal routine and camping out in the wilderness can be just what you need to reboot and refresh. Smelling fresh grass, hearing the hum of nature (or the buzz of cicadas!) and sighting some wildlife are just some highlights. But a poorly planned menu can send you and your entire camp running for the closest latrine! Here are some things I’ve picked up along the
By Carolyn Daman, Guest Blogger
Does the letter grade you see on a restaurant window affect whether or not you decide to eat at that establishment?
In July 2010, the New York City Department of Health began requiring restaurants to post a letter grade that reflects their sanitary inspection outcome. Health inspections occur at least once a year to assess how well a restaurant is meeting the City
By Greta Breskin, M.S., Guest Blogger
Have you ever looked at that old bottle of olive oil in your pantry and wondered, “does this stuff ever go bad?” I was pondering that very question when packing up my kitchen last week (I just moved to a new house). Some of my oils had been in the cabinet next to my stove for over a year – I ended up tossing most of them.
The Spoilage Story…
Over time oils do spoil – they go rancid.
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Beach season is upon us, and in order to avoid the notoriously unhealthy “snack shack”, it’s important to pack healthy. You have enough things to worry about when planning a long day at the beach, so here’s a guide to help you out with your beach snacks.
Snack Tips for Your Beach Trips…
It’s usually pretty difficult to find healthy snack options at the beach.
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Feeling the warm sun on my skin is one of my favorite parts of summer. I love a golden glow as much as anyone, but too much sunshine can be harmful. Using sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is important, but what you eat can also help keep this vital organ looking and working its best.
Healthy Food = Healthy Skin…
The skin is the largest organ in the body