Sweet Frozen Treats

By: Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN-- Consultant to the Calorie Control Council Those of us who live where there are four seasons throughout the year associate certain foods with certain seasons. A perfect example is eating frozen desserts, like ice cream, in the hot days of summer. But even if...

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7 Tips for Balanced Summertime Picnics & BBQs

By Rosanne Rust MS, RDN, LDN  — in the northeast it’s been raining…a lot. We’re hoping for more outdoor picnic weather soon, but in the meantime I can make sure the picnics you’re planning are a success with these important tips. When planning picnics, you want to serve food that’s delicious,...

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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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