Add Flavor with Pumpkin

The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are sitting on doorsteps…you know what that means – it’s Halloween season. A favorite holiday for many children, and adults, alike, Halloween is a food-centered holiday that is rated number one in candy sales in America.  But don’t let the candy...

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Fall in Love with Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDNConsultant to the Calorie Control Council Even if the weather doesn’t vary much where you live, you can use the seasonal changes on the calendar to reboot your diet for better health. All it takes is expanding the colors on your plate to feature whatever is...

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Making Sense of Sugar

The three main types of carbohydrate in food are starches (also known as complex carbohydrates), sugars, and fiber. As one of the three types of carbohydrates, sugars are in many of the foods and beverages we consume every day. But over the past decade sugars have become a hot-button issue....

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Create a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Are you thinking of making Meatless Monday, every day? If you’re considering trying a vegetarian diet you should know that going to a plant-based diet can potentially reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. However, simply cutting meat from your diet does not always equate to a healthy...

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Eat Together, Eat Better

October is Eat Together, Eat Better Month. If you’re not already onboard with family meals, make a commitment to start small. Add one more family meal to your weekly schedule for a host of benefits. Yes, it’s true! When families eat together, they eat better. Specifically, kids who eat with...

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Lightening Up Favorite Fall Desserts

Out of all the seasons, fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I always look forward to cooler temperatures, trips to the pumpkin patch, walking through the apple orchard, and watching college football on Saturdays. I also look forward to the comfort foods with delicious flavors that I know...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.