Two Healthy Games for School Kids

Two Healthy Games for School Kids

              This is a guest blog post by Emily Kleiman, University of Maryland Seventeen percent of children are currently obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and childhood obesity has become a dangerous national … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Salt Intake

9 Ways to Reduce Your Salt Intake

There’s a war going on now in the food/health space. In the last few years, excess salt consumption has been identified by leading health organizations as a contributor to various diseases including hypertension, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, stomach cancer, and … Continue reading

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Study: Convenience, Not Price, Limits Veggie Consumption

Study: Convenience, Not Price, Limits Veggie Consumption

A research paper published in Public Health Nutrition posits that price is less of a factor in deciding to buy vegetables and fruits. Rather, it’s the convenient access to quality produce that increased purchases. The research was conducted in low income … Continue reading

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Wonderful Walnuts

Wonderful Walnuts

Did you know that less than 10% of Americans consume tree nuts in their raw form?  Tree nuts include walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts,cashews, pecans, pine nuts, almonds and pistachios.  Today we’ll talk about walnuts. Walnuts are simply wonderful. They’re tasty, affordable and … Continue reading

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An ER Meal: A Personal Story

An ER Meal: A Personal Story

This is a guest blog post by Toby Amidor, MS RD Recently, my 9-year old son fainted in religious school and needed to get checked out in the ER. Thank goodness he’s okay, but the food he got served bothered me … Continue reading

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SuperKids Nutrition – A Shared Vision for a Healthier America

SuperKids Nutrition – A Shared Vision for a Healthier America

This is a guest blog post by  Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE Today’s children are at an ever increasing risk of becoming overweight and obese and developing related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Here’s my story, … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

The Incredible Shrinking Candy from Mars

Mars, the candy maker, not the planet, is trying to do its share to help America lose some weight. While it won’t go to the extreme of making Kale Kandy bars, the company announced last week that it will be … Continue reading

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BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

BPA Update: French Ban Upsets Our USDA

It seems European lawmakers are more in tune with their constituency than Congress. After reviewing the French Food Safety Authority (ANSES) report on Bisphenol-A (BPA), the French parliament issued a ban effective January 2014. (Reminder: BPA  is a chemical compound … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which … Continue reading

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What George Washington Didn’t Know About Cherries

What George Washington Didn’t Know About Cherries

Happy Presidents Day folks! Lots of friends from abroad are jealous of us for the great long holiday weekends we as a nation have put together during the year. So if you are off work today to celebrate Presidents’ Day, … Continue reading

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