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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Put the Fresh into Refreshment

Summer is upon us, which means the sun is shining, the weather is warmer and the days are getting longer. The warmer weather also means many of us will swap out our warm beverages for cool, refreshing ones. It’s also time to start getting ready for summer bathing suit season...

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Welcome Warmer Weather with a Garden

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love food. My love of eating and trying new foods, especially health-boosting plants, eventually led me to a love for cooking. These days, I love to have fun in the kitchen and create new...

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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated All Year Long

By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- Hydration is something we think about often during the hot summer months when we’re noticeably thirsty and sweaty, but as the temperature starts to drop from fall into winter, we’re less likely to hydrate as much as we should.  Dehydration, which can lead...

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Meeting your Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity is an integral part of our daily lives.  It helps in the prevention of chronic disease, can assist in strengthening our bones and heart, and even has mental health benefits. Unfortunately, most people do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.  According to the health.gov web site, for...

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Sucralose: Safety & Research

By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN February 27, 2019 — Sucralose has been approved for use in our food supply since 1998 and its safety has been validated by several health organizations including the FDA, European Food Safety Authority, the National Cancer Institute, and Health Canada. Over 80 countries have approved sucralose...

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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.