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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

Win Gluten-Free Pretzels!

May 22nd, 2012
There’s a lot of hubbub and misinformation swarming about Celiac disease. Since May is National Celiac Awareness Month, it’s a great time to understand the basics. Then enter to win delicious gluten-free pretzels by Mary’s Gone Crackers. What’s Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the lining of the small intestine. As a result, many vitamin and minerals don’t get absorbed…

From Field to Plate: Strawberries

May 21st, 2012
In the strawberry fields We often hear the term “field to plate” or “farm to fork” but what does that really mean? I had the pleasure visiting the California strawberry fields and checking out how these gorgeously hued berries make it from the farm to your plate at home. Strawberry plants The Fields
Farmer Tom Jones gave me a tour of his beloved strawberry fields at Providence Farms. He explained how his strawberry…

Win This Planet Zak Set!

May 17th, 2012
A hectic schedule keeps me and my family constantly on the go. I do my best to always travel with lunch and snacks so we can maintain healthy eating habits. That said, I can’t say I look fashionable toting around my kid’s old black lunch bag. I recently came Planet Zak and was immediately drawn to the vibrant colors, versatility and functionality of their products. Now I look fashionable while still maintaining…

Brown vs. White: The Case of the Breads

May 16th, 2012
Clients always ask me if wheat bread is a healthier choice over white. It’s true that wheat bread has more beneficial nutrients when compared to white bread, but there’s a catch: it has to be “100% whole wheat”. Knowing exactly what to look for can help prevent you from falling victim to clever product marketing. The Physical Difference
All bread is made from wheat flour. Each grain of wheat flour is made of 3 sections:…

Win Chobani Champions Greek Yogurt

May 8th, 2012
Greek yogurt has been a long time favorite of mine and frequently makes its way onto my client’s food plans. Not only is it a nutritional superstar, but it’s versatile and something the whole family will love. Nutrition Lowdown
With its creamy thick texture comes twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt. This is due to the process used to extract the liquid whey. More protein means you and your kids will…
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