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The Big FAT Truth: Why fat is an important part of your toddler’s diet.

By Christina F. Toscano When people think of “healthy”, they often think of low-fat or fat-free. But low-fat does not always equal healthy. In fact, healthy fats are an essential part of your diet. Your body can ONLY absorb certain vitamins (A, D, E and K) with the help of the fat you consume. Fat […]

Catch of The Day

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN For those of us who enjoy seafood, there are many choices and ways to prepare it which can be a bit confusing. Here are some tips and benefits for enjoying seafood: Always use a reputable supplier to purchase seafood. Fresh and frozen seafood are both good options. “Sustainability” means that […]

What are Prebiotics and Probiotics and How Can They Improve Your Health?

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE You may have heard health professionals or friends tell you to eat some yogurt when you are taking antibiotics, but you never understood why. As it turns out, yogurt contains some good strains of bacteria called probiotics (example: Lactobacillus acidophilus) that help keep you healthy. They are like the […]

My toddler will only eat ______

By Christina F. Toscano My toddler will only eat ______. Fill in the blank as you wish—macaroni and cheese, French fries, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, etc. This is one of the most common complaints I hear from parents with young children. Parents would rather make a special meal every time the family eats than worry […]

“Go Spiral”

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN If you have not ventured into the world of spiralizing, now is the time to start. Spiralizing is using a special kitchen tool which turns a variety of vegetables into noodle or ribbon shapes. There are many tools on the market, available to purchase online, or at your local retailer […]

Let’s Cook at Home More often

By Dinah Torres Castro If you are concerned about the fat, sodium, or sugar in your food, then preparing food at home instead of eating out just may be the answer to good health for your family. Home-cooked food is usually lower in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar, and higher in good nutrients like fiber, […]

Do You Have Diabetes? Buyer Beware: The Low-Carb Diet is Back Again

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Recent newspaper headlines and cable news networks have stories about some of the newest trends in dieting, and the low-carb diet is back. There are many claims made about the low-carb diet curing or reversing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It advocates eating very small amounts of […]

How Much Milk Should a Toddler Drink?

By Dinah Torres Castro Parents of young children are often confused by the sudden changes in their child’s eating habits after the first birthday. This period of development, called toddlerhood, is a time when a child no longer relies solely on formula or breast milk to get the most nutrition. By this stage, most one […]

Back on Track after the Holidays

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN After another long holiday season, as well as cold outdoor temperatures, getting back on track to eating salads and oatmeal may seem daunting and not so tasty. Quieter houses with less hustle and bustle can make you feel a bit down. For those who may have indulged a bit on […]

The Benefits of Making Small-Simple Changes

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE So many of us want to be healthier, make lifestyle changes, lose weight, exercise, and change our diets. These desires intensify after a season of over-indulgence and sedentary behavior. We find ourselves making statements like: “That’s it, no more sweets ever!” or “I am going to the gym to […]

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