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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!


Navigating the Farmer’s Markets

August 6th, 2012
Last week you saw how I make the farmers’ market a family affair, but with so many new foods and booths popping up it can get overwhelming. Here’s a look at what you may find and tips on easily navigating through all those booths. Why Buy Local?
As popularity and interest grows in fresh produce and other naturally made products, Farmers’ Markets are becoming increasingly popular.  The farmers’ market is…

Win Bear Naked Cereals & Granolas!

July 31st, 2012
For a quick and easy breakfast, cereal is a fab option. The problem, however, is so many varieties contain loads of sugar and very little fiber or protein. Granolas especially tend to have high amounts of fat and sugar, making it crucial to read labels and compare brands. One of my go to brands is Bear Naked. Read on to learn about their products and then enter the giveaway below! About Bear Naked
Bear Naked granolas and cereals…

The Farmers Market: A Family Affair

July 30th, 2012
My youngest choosing strawberries One of my favorite activities to do Saturday morning is to hit my local farmers market with my 3 kiddies. This is also the perfect opportunity for me to educate them about various local foods and get some taste testing in. The Produce Loving the blueberries! Colorful fruits and veggies draw the attention of my kids almost immediately. Walking through the fruit section, I allow each child…

Win This Cereal: Puffins

July 16th, 2012
Cereal is one of the most popular breakfast options among Americans. But many cereals are loaded with sugar, artificial coloring and flavoring and very little fiber and other good-for-you nutrients. If you’re a cereal lover, make sure you’re picking the right cereal then enter to win one of my favorites Barbara’s Puffins. Choosing the Right Cereal
Many cereals on the market contain loads of sugar and very little…

Raspberry Oat Bars

July 13th, 2012
How often do you rush out the door in the morning sans breakfast? These low sugar bars are filled with good for you ingredients. They’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack for adults and kids. Choosing Your Ingredients
  • Flax seed: Choose ground flax seed (it has a fine texture) as opposed to whole flax seeds in order to reap more nutritional benefits. Plus, whole flax seeds aren’t very easily digested. Ground
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