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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

By: Jen Haugen RD, LD -- Scorching summer days call for frosty ice cream nights. There’s nothing better on a warm summer evening, especially after a few hours of mowing the lawn, pulling weeds out of the garden or an afternoon of baseball or swimming. It doesn’t matter if the...

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Respect the Fruit: Three Important Reasons to Plan...

By: Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD -- As a registered dietitian and nutrition educator, I find that fruit often doesn’t get the nutritional respect it deserves.  Maybe that’s because fruit is called “Nature’s Candy” or because it’s found in many calorie-laden desserts like Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Pie, or Banana Pudding....

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How To Bridge The Fiber Gap When You’re...

Summer is the season for families to be outdoors and on the go. It’s also the season of fresh fruits, vegetables and grilling that can make it easy to eat a diet higher in fiber. While most Americans only consume about half of the recommended intake, the recommendation to eat...

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Summer Picnics

By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  —  I don’t know about you, but I love being outdoors in the summertime. I especially love al fresco dining. Whether you are planning a backyard barbecue, a deck party, or packing a picnic to go, I encourage you to plan a festive spread...

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Summer Road Trips: 3 Ways to Healthful Eating

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- Time to hit the road! I love a summer road trip, but with it comes lots of extra work. So much to plan and do: where to go, what to pack, what to do. Plus, I have to consider who will watch my...

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An Ice Creamy Way to Stay Cool During...

By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN --  Is it any coincidence that one of the hottest months of the year is also National Ice Cream Month? I think not! According to the International Dairy Foods Association, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. The President recognized...

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