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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 […]

The Health Benefits of Nuts

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE Eating nuts can be a very healthy part of a heart-healthy diet. Nuts are very high in fats, but they are mostly made up of unsaturated fat, and nuts contain other beneficial substances such as antioxidants and fiber. Although nuts and cheeses are both high in fat and calories, […]

Making your protein complete

By Greg Zacarese Protein is important to build and repair tissue. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, hair, nails, and blood. Protein is found in many different foods, including meat, fish, milk, beans, nuts, and whole grains. Meat, […]

Why Water?

By Kristen DeLuca Water makes up approximately 75% of total body weight, and we absolutely and positively cannot live without it. This nutrient is extremely important in order to prevent electrolyte imbalances from dehydration (or over-hydration), to regulate body temperature, to inhibit gastrointestinal motility, and for many other bodily functions. On a cellular level, water […]

Sunshine All Year Long

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN Vitamin D is an important nutrient needed for our bodies to feel well and properly function. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as our bodies synthesize it via the sun. It is important to know what your Vitamin D level is, as you can be slightly low to severely […]

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 […]

Peanut Powder

By Kim Manfried, RD CDN Unless you have an allergy, peanut powder is a great way to add a quick and easy protein to your snacks and meals. Peanut powder is not just ground up peanuts; it is the protein part of the peanut which is removed. This powder is a versatile protein that can […]

Arsenic in Rice! Really?

By Donna Moodie, RD CDN CDE We all scratch our heads and wonder when we read warnings and alerts about foods that we have eaten our whole lives. Recently there have been stories in the media about arsenic levels in foods such as apple juice and rice, causing potential concern. Currently the FDA is conducting […]

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