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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

Chicken Plov Recipe

April 20th, 2011
Question: Toby, what is your favorite healthy recipe? Answer: I love a wide variety of healthy recipes (including desserts!) so I had to put a little thought into this answer. When I met my husband he kept telling me about this Russian dish his father made called Chicken Plov. After speaking to my father-in-law I realized it was an Uzbekistani recipe and searched high and low until I finally got my hands on an Uzbek cookbook.…

The Newest Milk Mustache

January 11th, 2011
  Registered Dietitian Elisa Zied with Susan Sarandon Question: What’s the point of the “Pour One More” campaign and who’s the next star wearing the milk mustache? Answer: Getting a nutrition message across isn’t that easy, but the milk campaign has been around for 16 years and still going strong. The Message
Today I was invited to hear my fellow colleague and registered dietitian Elisa Zied speak about…

Healthy Holidays: Serving Safe Appetizers

December 22nd, 2010
Question: How long can food stay out when you are serving appetizers? Answer: Holiday parties are always exciting! Making sure your guests go home happy (and don’t become sick) is important—here are a few things to keep in mind. The Problem
Typically appetizers are served buffet-style and remain at room temperature for several hours—a perfect temperature for bacteria to grow and cause illness. Even though…

A Corn-y Question

December 21st, 2010
Question: Should I avoid fresh corn because of the sugar content? Answer: No, you don’t need to avoid fresh corn. Many folks are worried because they’ve heard that corn is too high in sugar. They’re also concerned because of the buzz surrounding high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—though the natural sugar found in fresh corn is not the same as the processed high fructose corn syrup. Nutrition Facts
One fresh ear…

Got Potassium?

December 10th, 2010
  Question: My mother-in-law is looking for a source of potassium other than bananas. Any suggestions? Answer: When most folks think about adding extra potassium to their diet, the first thing they think about is eating more bananas. Yes, bananas are a good source of potassium, but there are plenty of other great sources of the mineral (some even higher than a banana!). What is Potassium?
Potassium is a mineral electrolyte…
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