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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Exercising Without Overeating

By: Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD -- The time for New Year’s resolutions is drawing near and you may be considering starting a workout routine. Good choice. Regular exercise has a host of benefits including better cardiovascular health, lowered blood glucose levels, mood elevation, and improved muscle strength and endurance. Some...

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Let’s Get SMART about New Year’s Resolutions

It’s hard to imagine we are nearing the time to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. We are to the point of the year where we are thinking about the possibilities the new year holds. Whether you watch the clock strike twelve from the comfort of your home,...

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5 + 5 = 10 Healthy Holiday Habits

The food, fun and family of Thanksgiving are now history and the upcoming December holidays bring more meals, parties and gift-giving festivities. With so many opportunities to indulge in delicious foods and beverages, how can we keep healthy eating and exercise habits from falling by the wayside? Well, it’s not...

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3 Ways to Manage Food and Fitness this...

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- The difference between good intentions and success frequently comes down to having a plan. With the hectic holidays fast approaching, it’s a smart idea to marry your good intentions to eat well and exercise with a solid plan. Try these three ideas. Stick...

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Four Steps to Tackling Overweight

If you have been told that you are overweight or obese, know that you are not alone. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 39 percent of the worldwide adult population was overweight – 13 percent were obese.1 And in 2013, it was estimated that over 42 million...

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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.