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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

Kids in the Kitchen: Italian Style

March 12th, 2012
  Barilla® Whole Grain Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetables (photo courtesy of Barilla)   Getting kids into the kitchen is one of my passions, so I was thrilled when I was asked to be a part of “Eat Healthy & Speak Italian” Cooking Series. The cooking classes teach kids how to make healthy, traditional pasta dishes from scratch—my mouth is watering just reading the class description! Italian Cooking

Win Tribe Hummus!

March 7th, 2012
Coming from a Middle Eastern household, I grew up on hummus— for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner! I’ve just discovered the new flavored hummus on the market—and now stock them in my fridge. Check out these creative ways I eat the stuff and enter to win Tribe hummus. Nutrition Lowdown
Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas (A.K.A. garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil,…

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

March 5th, 2012
This is a guest blog post by Hemi Weingarten of Fooducate.com. Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which means you may be buying a product fortified with omega-3 that has almost no health benefits for you. Be sure you will be paying more than you would…

Win This Whole Grain Cereal!

February 29th, 2012
It’s important to re-fuel every morning with the right type of breakfast. One of my go-to breakfast options is whole grain cereal. It can become frustrating trying to find one without a ton of added sugar. Luckily, there are several healthy options on the market including Uncle Sam. Finding the Right Cereal Finding the right combo of healthy and delicious is possible. Look for a cereal with at least 3 grams…

Cooking With Kids

February 28th, 2012
My girls making cookies What better way to teach kids how cook by getting them down and dirty in the kitchen? I choose a recipe or two to prepare with my little girlies every weekend. This Sunday we made two of our favorite recipes. Choosing Recipes Kids want in on the action so it’s important to choose recipes that have something excited for them to do. From cracking eggs to mashing bananas to forming cookies, my girls…
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