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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!


Carbs After Dark: Breaking Down the Science

November 21st, 2016
By Dan Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger We have all heard the myths that eating carbohydrates at night can cause weight gain. Realistically, the body’s metabolizes food in a much more complicated way than just factoring in the time of day . Weight loss or gain depends on a variety of factors, ranging from your level of physical activity to the amount and type of calories you eat. What Happens When We Eat At Night?

Cauliflower Mac ‘N Cheese with Chickpea Chopped Salad

November 20th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD   This post was sponsored by Nestles Balance Your Plate program who provided me with the ingredients to create the meal.  
Frozen meals have a misconception if being laden with calories, saturated fat, and sodium – especially mac ‘n cheese. Many companies, including Stouffer’s, have made over popular dishes which can absolutely fit into a healthy, well-balanced diet. One of…

The Power of Oats

November 4th, 2016

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Not only is it delicious, but more and more research is pointing to many health benefits of oats. Several studies have noted benefits for digestive health, diabetes management, and cardiovascular health. Digestive Health Thanks to the soluble fiber found in oats, they are extremely good for your…

A Taste of Salt

November 1st, 2016
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, LDN Contributing Blogger Have you ever been described as “the salt of the earth”? This is quite the compliment, as it refers to the great value salt has had among many civilizations and cultures throughout history. In fact, the word “salary” is derived from “salt” because it was historically used for trade and currency. To this day, this revered mineral continues to play a major…

7 Ways To Use Leftover Halloween Candy

October 31st, 2016
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Whether you have kids or just bought bags of candy for trick-or-treaters, I can almost guarantee that your house will be overloaded with leftover Halloween candy on November 1st. While it’s certainly fine (and encouraged) to indulge in some of your favorite bite-sized treats on Halloween, it’s definitely not something you want to continue doing daily until the