The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

The Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Quiz

This is a guest blog post by Sheah Rarback, RD Survey after survey repeats the message that people are confused about what to eat. To clear confusion, at least on the fruit and vegetable question, I have reviewed the scientific … Continue reading

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4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

4 Ways Juice Plus is Scamming Americans

A friend recently told us she was thinking of starting a Juice Plus supplement regime for herself, and perhaps becoming a distributor. As she was about to drop $178 just for her own consumption, she asked us what we thought. … Continue reading

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What’s a Vegetable Garden Doing at a San Antonio Hospital?

What’s a Vegetable Garden Doing at a San Antonio Hospital?

In one of the biggest ironies of modern culture, many hospitals have onsite fast food establishments. There are several advantages to a McDonald’s and clones on premises. The food is available 24/7, it is served quickly, and it is cheap. … Continue reading

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Cure for the “See Food” Diet

Cure for the “See Food” Diet

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. You know the old joke, “I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.” I’m a See Food diet kind of … Continue reading

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Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s dubs itself “America’s Diner”. While diners serve traditional fare, it is usually not considered the most healthful. Let’s just say there’s a lot of grease to go around. But you’ve got to give the people what they want, and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

Why is Healthy Food Such a Joke?

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, and originally appeared here. I saw a little boy wearing this t-shirt at the airport recently. I know this shirt is supposed to be funny. I get the joke. But … Continue reading

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Hydration Beyond Water – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Hydration Beyond Water – Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. As we transition from those early spring time months of warm beverages and apples galore, we enter a world transformed by summer heat and an abundance of sun-doused … Continue reading

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How Mom Shaped My Healthy Eating Habits

How Mom Shaped My Healthy Eating Habits

Happy Mother’s Day to all! None of us would be where we are without our moms. For good, and sometime bad. We asked our community to share a story relating to food: “How did your mom shape your healthy eating … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Help Your Kids WANT to Eat More Vegetables

This is a guest post by Alysa Bajenaru, RD  and originally appeared here. How do you help your kids want to eat more vegetables?  The simple answer is to offer them more vegetables. Sound too easy?  I promise, it’s not.  Research … Continue reading

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