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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Hidden Calories – Spotting Them So You Can...

April 8, 2019 — After filling their dinner plates with too much food, people are often quick to confess that their eyes were bigger than their stomach.  However, problems lie not only in our perception of portion sizes, but also in what our eyes don’t always see – hidden calories...

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Breakfast: Fast, Fun and Filling

By Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD -- You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While I wouldn’t say it’s the MOST important, it is certainly a meal you shouldn’t skip. Breakfast Benefits Breakfast not only fuels the body after a long overnight fast but...

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Is a Low Carb Diet for Everyone?

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- -- Low Carb Diet Defined -- Low carb diets tend to be defined as diets low in “starchy and sugary” type foods.  That may mean that those who follow a low carb diet are avoiding foods like breads, pastas, rice, tortillas, potatoes, corn, peas,...

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Heart Healthy Desserts

Most of us know what we’re supposed to do to live a healthy lifestyle. Recommendations include eating well, being physically active, reducing stress and getting enough sleep. But, we all know that is easier said than done. While cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and...

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN-- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to spend time with the people we don’t get to see as often as we’d like throughout the year. But getting together with far-flung family and friends...

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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.