A “Fresh” Perspective on Fruits and Vegetables

By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE -- Despite all the nutrition controversy in the media touting different diets and food folklore, I am pretty confident we can all agree on one thing: most people need to eat more fruits and vegetables. In fact, according to the CDC, only 1 in 10...

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Enjoy Your Vacation Without Bringing Home a Spare...

Working my way through the brunch buffet line, I found myself taking a heaping spoonful of every dish in front of me. I  topped off my already maxed-out plate with a doughnut hole dusted with cinnamon and sugar. (OK, two doughnut holes. Hey, they were small!!) After polishing off my...

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Summer Road Trips: 3 Ways to Healthful Eating

By: Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND -- Time to hit the road! I love a summer road trip, but with it comes lots of extra work. So much to plan and do: where to go, what to pack, what to do. Plus, I have to consider who will watch my...

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An Ice Creamy Way to Stay Cool During...

By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN --  Is it any coincidence that one of the hottest months of the year is also National Ice Cream Month? I think not! According to the International Dairy Foods Association, President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. The President recognized...

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Safety when heated of the sweetener Sucralose confirmed...

A statement from the Calorie Control Council April 16, 2019 — In response to a German Federal Institute (BfR) report1 on the stability of sucralose when processed at high temperatures, the Calorie Control Council reiterates that the status of the safety of the sweetener sucralose remains clear. There are no...

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Sucralose: Safety & Research

By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN February 27, 2019 — Sucralose has been approved for use in our food supply since 1998 and its safety has been validated by several health organizations including the FDA, European Food Safety Authority, the National Cancer Institute, and Health Canada. Over 80 countries have approved sucralose...

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