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Welcome to my blog!  You’ll find the latest nutrition news, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information all backed up by scientific research.  As a registered dietitian in the media, I have my finger on the pulse of the hottest nutrition topics and controversies which I cover on my blog. If there is a topic you would like to learn more about, just email me.

I am very proud of the content on my blog. 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 for  4 years.  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

Smart Holiday Sipping

December 6th, 2012
When it comes to the holidays, folks often focus on the extra calories that creep into their diets through cookies, pie and extra helpings of stuffing. They often fail to account for liquid calories that can quickly add up this time of year. The issue with liquid calories is that they don’t fill you up the same way solid food does, which means you don’t eat any less food to compensate. In fact, alcohol can increase your…

Win A Case of Beanitos Chips!

November 27th, 2012
  It’s easy to go through an entire bag of chips in a blink of an eye. When I tell my clients to eat chips in moderation—they tell me they usually don’t feel satisfied after munching on the recommended portion of 1 ounce (about 15 chips). Finding chips that satisfy your craving after eating only 1 ounce isn’t so easy—that’s why I was excited to come across Beanitos chips. Check out why a little goes a long…

8 Fall Superfoods

November 13th, 2012
We often hear about fruits and veggies during the summer months, and as much as I love plums and nectarines, I equally love all that fall has to offer. Here are 8 of my favorites fall nutritional superstars. Winter Squash
From pumpkin to butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash, these fall veggies are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which has been shown to reduce heart disease and some types of cancer. Winter…

Win These Mediterranean Snacks!

October 24th, 2012
Let’s face it, there is nothing like a crunchy cracker or chip to accompany your favorite dip, spread or cheese. The problem, however, is most commercially prepared chips and crackers are loaded with fat, sodium and preservatives. You can imagine how excited I was to find a company whose products not only taste great, but are loaded with good-for-you ingredients. Check out why I heart these Mediterranean-inspired…

Win a Cabot Cheese Gift Pack!

October 16th, 2012
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—cheese is hands down one of my favorite foods. It’s not only delicious, but it’s an excellent source of calcium which is crucial for healthy bones. I definitely snack on cheese and recommend it to my clients, but I also use it to liven up many dishes. Check out creative ways to enjoy cheese and then enter to win a delicious prize from Cabot cheese. Nutrition Low Down
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