3 Ways Calorie Counting Could Be Making You Unhealthy

We live in a world where “calories” and “dieting” are everyday words in the English language. While caloric information can sometimes be used as great information, much of the time those tiny little numbers are used as weapons in a battle against ourselves. It’s not uncommon to feel almost paralyzed at times when obsessing over…

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Snack Smart Strategies for Kids (& Adults)

Just imagine, the kids come home from school (or you from work), and raid the pantry. Before you know it, they’ve offed two bags of chips and a squeezy yogurt… What. Just. Happened? And then there’s the obligatory dinner after the afternoon snack buffet. Is anyone still even hungry? How do we get snack time…

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Meal Planning Method Your Guide to Dinner

For years, I’ve been helping people improve their nutritional intake. One of the things I spend the most time on with clients is recognizing the need for self-care. And, meal planning is an essential self-care strategy. I have found this to be the easiest way to plan and balance meals over and over again. The…

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Welcome to Breastfeeding: Special Challenges and Product Recommendations

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The New American Plate Revealed

This morning, at 9:45 AM Central Standard Time, USDA revealed the new food icon with First Lady Michelle Obama- a PLATE instead of a food pyramid.  I think this is a huge step in the right direction because we all eat on plates, right? The 2010 dietary guidelines promoted filling half of the plates at…

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Dietary Guidelines: What you CHEW is up to YOU!

As you might know, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines came out January 31th 2011.  These guidelines are meant to help America establish a nation full of healthy people.  But, as reminded by Leslie’s post, how well the guidelines work depends on each person individually, specifically YOU and ME.  So, let’s get started fleshing out the guidelines…

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2010 Dietary Guidelines Released: What will YOU do?

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines were released just an hour ago. Nutrition professionals across the nation will try (for the next several years) to translate the recommendations into useful and practical information for consumers. Not once did USDA moderators suggest that health and nutrition guidance may need to come in the form of working with your local nutrition…

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The State of the Kitchen Address

Well, you know the state of my kitchen… hallelujah, I finally have one! And, I’ve been cooking up a storm. As a matter of fact, I’m cooking chicken pot pie right now with Janet Zimmerman. But, let’s get to the point. We now know the state of America–some good and some bad. Have you ever thought…

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A Greek Yogurt favorite to launch new flavors…

Those of you, who know me, know I always have Chobani in my fridge. It’s typically an afternoon snack for me between clients in the office. Did you know they have new flavors that will hit the shelf early 2011? I’m so excited and I know you will be too!! In Boston, at the American…

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If I were a protein-rich food, I’d be…

An EGG and here’s why!! The quality of protein in an egg is the highest of any whole food; it is second only to breast milk. So, for grown-ups, this is as good a protein as you can get!   Eggs are a great addition to breakfast because the protein aids in maintaining satiety (which can…

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