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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How to Stay Active This Summer

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Do you find your activity level changes with the seasons? Exercise is an important part of weight management and overall health and it’s imperative to maintain an exercise routine year round. Summer heat can be particularly challenging for outdoor exercise. And while you can...

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Exercise: It’s Medicine and Fun, Too

May is Exercise is Medicine Month, an annual initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine to create awareness of the important role physical activity plays in promoting health and preventing disease. Research finds that exercise helps reduce risk of several chronic conditions including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity....

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What 22,000 Adults Had to Say About Low-Calorie...

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN -- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Research on regular users of low-calorie sweeteners has found they have better diets than nonusers. If that isn’t incentive to use them, I don’t know what is! Of course, adding a low-calorie sweetener to your coffee isn’t all...

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Food Safety Made Easy

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- I have a lot of passion for nutrition, but one area I am especially fervent about is food safety. Anyone who has eaten with me might even venture to say I’m borderline obsessive about the issue (wink, wink.) I have lived dangerously; eaten pizza...

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Is “Skinny Fat” real?

What is “skinny fat"? “Skinny Fat” is a term that seems to have been picking up in popularity in the last few years. So, what is it to be “skinny fat” anyway? It is when you are normal weight, or maybe even underweight, but lack muscle tone and are ultimately...

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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.