Hit the Hay

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- The number of people who still consider sleep to be a luxury surprises me. I see even health conscious people sacrifice sleep to get more done or have more fun. But the reasons to get a good night’s sleep are as important...

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No Bake, No Oven Meal Ideas for the...

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- Every year I look forward to the fun activities and flavors that summer weather brings. Whether it’s shopping at the local farmers market, attending an outdoor jazz festival, or catching a baseball game; the warmer temperatures provide a lot of opportunities to play...

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What Does it Mean to Eat Nutrient Dense...

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Nutrient dense. Before I became a dietitian I always found this to be a confusing term. What are nutrient dense foods? Why are these important in a healthy diet? Simply put, what determines the nutrient density of food is the amount of nutrients you...

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How This Dietitian Took Control of Her Sweet...

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- When you’re a dietitian, the assumption is that eating healthy comes effortlessly to you. Believe me, that is not necessarily the case.  As a kid (and like many adults to this day), I turned up my nose at vegetables, preferred pizza to a healthy,...

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Sweet Weight Loss

  How nice to know that you can manage your weight and still enjoy a sweet taste. Researchers found that dieters who drank diet sodas lost more weight than dieters told to drink only water.[i] In separate research, scientists found that individuals successful at both weight loss and weight loss...

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Sweet Frozen Treats

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN-- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Those of us who live where there are four seasons throughout the year associate certain foods with certain seasons. A perfect example is eating frozen desserts, like ice cream, in the hot days of summer. But even if...

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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.