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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

Creative Kids Snacks

April 13th, 2012
I pack snacks daily for my kids to tote to school. By this time of year, I’m always looking for creative ideas that make snacking fun but still provide nutritional value for my little ones. Here are some of my kiddos favorites. Skewer It
  • Pizza on a stick: Thread cherry tomatoes, cubes of cheese and a few pieces of pepperoni.
  • Fruit kabobs: with berries, grapes, chunks of melon, or pineapple.
  • Cheese and fruit: Alternate

Are Cheat Days Healthy?

April 2nd, 2012
The term “cheat day” refers to a day where you can binge on foods you typically wouldn’t eat— then go right back to your healthy lifestyle. Oftentimes folks designate one day a week (typically on the weekend) as their cheat day. Although some diet plans advocate such a day, as a registered dietitian I don’t and here’s why. The Definition
The definition of the word cheat is to violate the rules deliberately,

Healthy Eating in the Sky

March 27th, 2012
I’ve been flying with my three kids since they were each three months old. We’ve flown to Europe, throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Israel. Tonight we’re heading to our annual non-stop 11 hour flight to Israel. Having a good flight with 3 kids isn’t about luck, it’s about knowing what the heck to expect—and I’ve got that down. Be Prepared!
I always bring a backpack of snacks for both the adults and kids.…

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

March 20th, 2012
Walk into any book store and you’ll see the latest diets displayed in front of the store. They’re targeting folks who’re getting ready for bathing suit season. After reading over 200 diet books, I’ll tell you how to spot an unsafe diet and which will inevitably lead you to fall off the wagon. #1: Overly hyped scientific mumbo-jumbo
All diet books explain their theories and philosophies—usually at the beginning…

Eat Healthy and Speak Italian: Kids Cooking Class

March 16th, 2012
Students making homemade pesto sauce This week I attended the “Eat Healthy and Speak Italian” cooking class at the International Culinary Center in New York City. About 70 kids ages 10-16 years attended from two different schools. The workshop is aimed to help kids learn about cooking healthy and delicious Italian food. It was a wonderful experience to be in the room filled with such enthusiasm for food. The kids…
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