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Back to School: Packing a Healthy Lunch

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN -- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council If you’ve stepped into an air-conditioned store to get out of the August heat, then you know retailers are all stocked up to help us get our children ready to go back to school. Everything from highlighters...

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School is In: Healthy Lunches for All

Lunchtime can get a bit boring for both kids and parents. Sure a turkey sandwich and an apple are wholesome and nutritious, but by the second month of school, it’s pretty monotonous. Start the school year right and stay on a healthful path with these lunch tips for students and parents...

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Fine-Tune Your Back-to-School Routine

By Carolyn Reynaud, MS, RD, LD -- Heading back to school can be an exciting but stressful time. Good bye to the slow pace of summer and hello to early mornings, rushing out the door. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by a hectic schedule and start ditching healthy behaviors....

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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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Eat Together, Eat Better

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- Yes, it’s true! When families eat together, they eat better. Specifically, kids who eat with their families eat more fruits and vegetables. Plus, they’re more likely to be at a healthful weight and less likely to engage in disordered eating. But that’s...

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3 Healthy Habits that Aren’t Just for Weight...

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- It’s common for dieters to bump up their exercise, trim portions, eat more low-calorie foods and make other positive lifestyle changes. But should people who aren’t worrying with their weight make these changes? Here are three healthy living strategies worth doing whether...

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