Celebrate Fast Food Day with Healthy Choices

I recently discovered that fast food has its very own day – November 16! While fast food often gets a bad rap for being high in calories and fat, a couple of recent studies found it doesn’t stack up so badly compared to other dining spots. In a study out...

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Create a Healthy Vegetarian Diet

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- 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...

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Tips for Parents Regarding AHA Recommendations on Added...

The American Heart Association (AHA) is now recommending that children between the age of two and 18 limit their consumption of added sugars to less than 25 grams per day, equivalent to about six teaspoons. The recommendations also state that added sugars can be safely consumed in low amounts as...

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3 Must-Do’s for a Summer Picnic Filled with...

While summer is made for family reunions, 4th of July celebrations, camping and cooking outside; it’s not a time we think of getting ill or putting on a few extra pounds.  Yet, either of these can happen easily if we aren’t smart about our choices.  With summer gatherings filled with...

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The Spring Break Souvenir Nobody Wants

When college students return to campus after their winter break most of them can’t tell you exactly when they’ll be taking their final exams, but they all know the dates for spring break. Reservations are booked long before anyone cracks open a book at the start of the semester. Escaping...

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2015 Dietary Guidelines Focus On Small Changes for...

The latest recommendations from the US government for healthy eating can be found in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are updated every five years with the goal of providing nutrition information and recommendations to American consumers and to assist in health policies. With the ongoing obesity crisis,...

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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.