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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!


Are You A Double Dipper?

January 3rd, 2012
My grandma is the quintessential double dipper—or shall I say triple or quadruple dipper. She likes to dip her bread in the cream cheese container, re-dip in the container and again for a third time to get any cream cheese lingering on the container cover.  Is this just an unappetizing habit or can it actually make you sick? The Issue
My grandma isn’t the only double dipper in the family—certain other nameless family…

Should You Take Nutrition Advice from Your Doctor?

December 28th, 2011
My cousin recently visited her doctor and was told she needed to lose weight and lower her cholesterol. The doctor’s advice on how to do so: stop cooking, eat out more often, and order portion-controlled meal plans. I just shook my head in disbelief in the terrible advice given (especially since my cousin’s on a budget). And I’m not alone—studies show that physicians significantly lack nutrition education…

Healthy Holidays: Decisions, Decisions…

December 16th, 2011
Do you toss your good-for-you choices out the window come holiday time? Think about these last few weeks of 2011 as the last inning of a tied baseball game. This is the last time this year you’ll be able to make healthier decisions. So make them count!     Drinks
Instead of…
Eggnog Choose…
Apple cider, wine, or champagne. One cup of traditional eggnog has a whopping 350 calories, 19 grams fat, and over 50% of your daily…

How My Mom & I Became Dietitians….Together

December 7th, 2011
Many folks find it cute or surprising when I tell them that my mom and I attended nutrition school together. So for those who always asked me, “What was it like?” or “How did you end up in school with your mom?”– here’s our story. How It Happened
During my junior year at Binghamton University, my parents sat me down and asked “What do you want to do with your life?” I wasn’t sure, but…

Muffin Mania

November 30th, 2011
Question: I heard muffins can have 400 or more calories each. Are there healthy muffins that I can include in my healthy eating plan? Answer: Absolutely! My latest obsession is muffins. I tend to avoid store-made ones since I don’t really know which ingredients they use and how many calories they contain. Instead, I’ve turned to making my own. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Downside of Pre-Made
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