Start Your Day off Right with a Low-Cal...

With summer here, so comes a renewed interest in how we will fit all of the outdoor activities into our schedules. Being social may mean you feel you have less ability to make calorie conscious decisions about what you and your family eats each day. There will be meals and...

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Gardening – Is it the Key to Health?

 By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD -- What if I told you that you could simply plant a garden each year and it could contribute to lower blood pressure or better health?  According to the Mayo Clinic, the research on how to lower blood pressure is quite strong, – things like...

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Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

According to Sonja Connor, registered dietitian nutritionist and president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Achieving optimal health is not about a specific food or time or year, but rather a life-long commitment that leaves plenty of time for the foods and activities we love.” To get started on...

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Q&A about Nutrition and Heart Health, with Cardiologist...

Dr. Debra Judelson is a cardiologist and a scientific advisor to the Calorie Control Council. We caught up with the doctor to discuss the importance of nutrition for heart health. Dr. Judelson, how important is nutrition to heart health? What you eat and how much you eat has a direct...

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Love Your Heart: Cutting Back on Added Sugar

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women? It’s hard to believe that more women die of heart disease than cancer. In fact, ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. That...

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What Does Moderation Have to Do with Healthy...

As a registered dietitian, I’ve been trained to encourage people to eat in moderation. Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? So, well, er … moderate. I was feeling pretty smug about the moderation message until recently when someone threw down a tweeted gauntlet. What IS moderation? There it was. The tweet was...

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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.