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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

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…

Healthy Milk Alternatives

November 23rd, 2010
Question: Which is better for me- soy or almond milk? Provided I have no allergy issues, should I incorporate one more than the other? Answer: Soy milk and almond milk are great substitutes for cow’s milk. Both are cholesterol-free, lactose-free and have less saturated fat than traditional milk. There are also other milk substitutes like rice, peanut and hemp milk that you can find in specialty markets (which means…

Understanding Cholesterol

October 30th, 2010
Question: I have high cholesterol. Could you provide me with a short list of foods that I should eat? Answer: Cholesterol is found in animal foods like beef, chicken, eggs, butter and whole milk. But that doesn’t mean someone with high cholesterol should avoid all animal products— it’s all about moderation. The recommended guidelines suggest a maximum of 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day (which is about…
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