Low-Calorie Methods to Stay Hydrated this Summer

In the summer, many of us are spending more time outside, whether it’s going for a walk or run around our neighborhood, hiking the trails near our houses, heading to the beach and lake, or just hanging out in the park. Many of us will be on the go and...

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Celebrate Fun, Flavor and Fitness during National Blueberry...

Last weekend our friends gifted us with a bag of fresh blueberries they hand-picked at an East Texas blueberry farm. And how incredibly delicious they were! Nothing is as good as fruit fresh from the tree or vine. With July the peak season for blueberries, it’s no surprise that the...

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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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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

By: Jen Haugen RD, LD -- Scorching summer days call for frosty ice cream nights. There’s nothing better on a warm summer evening, especially after a few hours of mowing the lawn, pulling weeds out of the garden or an afternoon of baseball or swimming. It doesn’t matter if the...

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Respect the Fruit: Three Important Reasons to Plan...

By: Ellen Stokes, MS, RD, LD -- As a registered dietitian and nutrition educator, I find that fruit often doesn’t get the nutritional respect it deserves.  Maybe that’s because fruit is called “Nature’s Candy” or because it’s found in many calorie-laden desserts like Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Pie, or Banana Pudding....

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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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