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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!

-Toby

Are Cheat Days Healthy?

April 2nd, 2012
The term “cheat day” refers to a day where you can binge on foods you typically wouldn’t eat— then go right back to your healthy lifestyle. Oftentimes folks designate one day a week (typically on the weekend) as their cheat day. Although some diet plans advocate such a day, as a registered dietitian I don’t and here’s why. The Definition
The definition of the word cheat is to violate the rules deliberately,

Healthy Eating in the Sky

March 27th, 2012
I’ve been flying with my three kids since they were each three months old. We’ve flown to Europe, throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Israel. Tonight we’re heading to our annual non-stop 11 hour flight to Israel. Having a good flight with 3 kids isn’t about luck, it’s about knowing what the heck to expect—and I’ve got that down. Be Prepared!
I always bring a backpack of snacks for both the adults and kids.…

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

March 20th, 2012
Walk into any book store and you’ll see the latest diets displayed in front of the store. They’re targeting folks who’re getting ready for bathing suit season. After reading over 200 diet books, I’ll tell you how to spot an unsafe diet and which will inevitably lead you to fall off the wagon. #1: Overly hyped scientific mumbo-jumbo
All diet books explain their theories and philosophies—usually at the beginning…

Eat Healthy and Speak Italian: Kids Cooking Class

March 16th, 2012
Students making homemade pesto sauce This week I attended the “Eat Healthy and Speak Italian” cooking class at the International Culinary Center in New York City. About 70 kids ages 10-16 years attended from two different schools. The workshop is aimed to help kids learn about cooking healthy and delicious Italian food. It was a wonderful experience to be in the room filled with such enthusiasm for food. The kids…

The Wonders of Sesame Butter

March 14th, 2012
Looking to switch up your peanut butter? Sesame butter is a great place to start! It’s packed with nutrients, flavor, and is a fun way to jazz up your dishes. It’s also a wonderful alternative for those with nut allergies and is naturally gluten-free. Sesame Butter vs. Sesame Paste
Sesame butter is often confused with tahini (sesame paste), but they’re not the same thing. To make sesame butter, sesame seeds are…
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