Blog Archive

Three Square Meals A Day
Three Square Meals A Day
February 8, 2017
A few years ago, I was in one of those quirky, little shops offering things rarely seen elsewhere. Among those, a magnet with a quote by Abraham Lincoln outlining his rules for living.
The Impact of Sweeteners on Gut Microbes
The Impact Of Low Calorie Sweeteners on Gut Microbes
By Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, FAND
November 3, 2016
Scientific studies show that there is not a body of evidence that demonstrates that sweeteners impact the microbiome.
Be thankful for food safety standards this Thanksgiving
Be thankful for food safety standards this Thanksgiving
By Althea Zanecosky, MS, RD, LDN
November 7, 2016
On “turkey day” we consume epic portions of traditional favorites, seasonal dishes, and flavorful desserts. And we can be thankful not just for our food – but also to know that everything on our table is safe to eat.
6 Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake without Noticing
6 Ways to Cut Your Sugar Intake without Noticing
By Theresa Hedrick, MS, RD
October 24, 2016
Most of us are eating more than double the amount of sugar that we should be, according to the American Heart Association. Sugar makes things taste good, but reducing the amount you eat doesn’t have to mean misery. There are several ways to cut your sugar intake without even noticing.
Beverage Choices Within a Healthy Eating Pattern
Beverage Choices Within a Healthy Eating Pattern for Youth
By Gail Frank, DrPH, MPH, RD, CHES
September 20, 2016
Calories from beverages are generally not considered when individuals think about the total number of calories they consume in a day. Beverage calories help to define, however, one’s eating pattern.
Aspartame Talk About The Facts
Aspartame: The Talk Should Be About The Facts First
By Keith Ayoob, EdD, RDN, FADN
August 1, 2016
Despite years of research corroborating the safety of aspartame, acceptance of it by the public – when they’re actually asked for an opinion – is scarce. This is absolutely baffling to me.
Make Your Own Smoothie To Limit Calories and Sugar
Make Your Own Smoothie To Limit Calories and Sugar
By Kristine Wallerius
July 26, 2016
Summer is in full swing and many of us are drawn to seek a cool, refreshing drink to enjoy
Stay hydrated
Stay hydrated in the heat!
By Molly Gee, MEd, RD
July 12, 2016
With extreme heat and humidity, the body struggles to keep from overheating through sweating. The trade-off can be a loss of up to 1.5 liters of sweat an hour in extreme temperatures.
A case study on aspartame
Statistics Versus Facts: A case study on aspartame
By Lisa Watson
May 28, 2016
A recent communication "Aspartame intake is associated with greater glucose intolerance in individuals with obesity" has garnered some press attention and will no doubt be cited in future publications – at least by scientists who fail to actually read the brief and look at the data presented.
Let me call you sweetheart
Let me call you sweetheart
By Althea Zanecosky
February 9, 2016
This Valentine’s Day, make sure to show yourself and others some love with ways that’ll keep your heart (and theirs) healthy and ticking for many more holidays to come! One way to keep your heart in check is by reducing added sugar in your diet.