A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

A Simple Trick to Make Broccoli More Appealing

It doesn’t get much healthier than broccoli. This veggie is a nutrition powerhouse: Only 27 calories per 1/2 cup cooked 10% of daily fiber (3 g) 25% Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 138% Vitamin K 21% of Folate The problem … Continue reading

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Should Schools Dictate Nutrition to Parents?

Should Schools Dictate Nutrition to Parents?

Social media was teeming with discussions this week after a Denver-area mother published a note she received from her daughter’s preschool reprimanding her for packing Oreos in her lunch. The cookies were returned home uneaten, along with this note: “Dear … Continue reading

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5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Choose Healthy Food

There is a perception that living in a democratic society, our freedom to choose is boundless. “It’s a free country,” after all. But is our freedom really unbridled? When it comes to many decisions we make, they are much more … Continue reading

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Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

Eight Egg Facts Ahead of Easter

With Easter eggs equally decorating lawns and kitchens across America this weekend, here are a few interesting things to know: 1. Seventy Five billion eggs are produced annually in the US. 2. Per capita consumption in 2014 was 260 eggs, … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Do you know how many calories are in that glass of 2008 Pinot Noir you’ve paired with your appetizer? Or how many carbs are in a Bud-Light? Most people are clueless when it comes to calories in alcoholic beverages, simply … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

Kids Eat Too Much Pizza, Here’s What to Do About It

A new study published in Pediatrics surveyed the pizza intake of American kids over the years 2003-2010. Some of the findings are not surprising: 1. Pizza is not a nutritious food – despite the fact that lobbyists convinced Congress that … Continue reading

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The Truth About Coconut Water

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to … Continue reading

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More Fast Food = Lower Academic Test Scores

More Fast Food = Lower Academic Test Scores

A study published earlier this month in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, tracked the academic performance of 8500 schoolchildren over several years. Bottom line: kids who ate fast food more often in fifth grade, exhibited test scores 20% lower than their … Continue reading

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Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

A little Nutrition 101 today. We all know that food can be divided into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The micros are vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C. Our body needs tiny amounts of micro-nutrients (usually measured in … Continue reading

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