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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!


Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait

May 15th, 2016
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD
This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples. 
One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been eating PB&J on whole wheat bread for lunch for years! I finally decided to branch out and create a parfait with similar flavor components from peanuts, peanut butter, homemade blueberry jam, and fresh berries. It’s a perfect way to take in protein,…

Kids App Review: Food Leap

May 9th, 2016

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Since today’s media often influences kids with advertisements for sugar-sweetened and high calorie foods, kids sometimes forget about the healthy foods available. Creator of the website Super Kids Nutrition, Melissa Halas-Liang recently released a fun and educational new app, Food Leap, to help introduce healthy foods to kids. Check out how your little one can enjoy this…

5 Healthy Breakfasts In 5 Minutes (Or Less!)

May 4th, 2016
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by belVita who also provided the header image. The morning rush oftentimes gets you out the door without a healthy breakfast. Research, however, shows that there are numerous benefits to starting your day off right. Those who eat breakfast tend to have a more nutritious diet overall, have better concentration, sustained energy levels throughout the day, and may even…

4 Nutrients to Help Spring Into Fitness

May 2nd, 2016

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With the warm weather finally upon us, more and more people will be heading outdoors and increasing activity. Fueling your body with the right nutrition will help you get the most out of your workouts and maximize your results. Here are 4 key nutrients to keep your eye on while ramping up your exercise regimen. Calories
The amount of calories you need varies depending…

Eating Healthy on a College Budget

April 18th, 2016
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Being a college student with varying meal times each semester, it is hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Here are four tips to combat those unhealthy habits: 1. Locate your local grocery stores. This one may seem like a given, but many students do not know where local grocery stores are located. Many times, as I have witnessed on my campus, students will frequent the local pharmacy…