Healthy Habits
What Do Nutritionists Keep in Their Pantry?

What Do Nutritionists Keep in Their Kitchens?

With countless food options available and temptation all around us, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits, which can make maintaining a balanced diet seem like an almost insurmountable feat. One way to tackle this is to stock your kitchen with a variety of healthy food staples, so you …

Read More
Nutrition Advice
Protein 101: How, When & Why to Eat It

Protein 101: How, Why & When to Eat It

It’s hard to open a health magazine without encountering a story about protein – why athletes need it and why dieters might not be getting enough. And while protein is absolutely essential – our bodies cannot function or even exist without it – there’s a lot of misinformation about this …

Read More
Eating Seasonally

7 of the Best Winter Squash to Try This Fall

As the seasons start to change, your diet starts to change as well. The cooler weather seems more ideal for hearty soups and filling, home-cooked meals. And that is completely natural. This fall, try adding winter squash into your meal plan. The flesh of winter squash can be prepared in …

Read More
Weight Loss Advice

Filling Foods: What to Eat to Stay Full

What we eat — and how much we eat — is a product of physical hunger, and the amount of time between when you’re full and when you’re hungry again. And sometimes, well, we just want ice cream! Environmental cues (like the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies), social …

Read More
Nutritional Guidelines
Are You Missing These Needed Nutrients?

Are You Missing These Needed Nutrients?

Today’s fast-paced schedules and convenience food culture don’t leave much room for solid nutrition, so it’s no surprise that most Americans fall short in the nourishment department. In fact, more than half of all Americans aren’t consuming enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains to meet their nutritional needs. Macronutrients (carbohydrates, …

Read More
Food Safety
How to Properly Pack a Cooler

How to Properly Pack a Cooler

It’s cooler-packing season and time to know whether your cooler is food-safety ready for the picnics, beach days, barbecues and camp-outs to come. Eating outdoors is one of summer’s most charming rituals, but with the traveling feasts come the annual, seasonal increase in food-borne illness. One in six Americans get …

Read More
Healthy Eating

Gain Control of Your Cravings

Most of us occasionally get a craving for unhealthy food. But here’s the thing: Unless you’re pregnant or nursing, such cravings are usually emotionally linked. We most often want certain foods when we’re feeling anxious, stressed or lonely, not because we have a biological or physiological need for a particular …

Read More
Understanding Dietary Guidelines

The Hidden Sources of Sodium in Our Diets

It’s no secret that Americans ingest too much sodium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Americans consumed about 3,400 mg of sodium daily in 2013 – far above the American Heart Association’s “ideal” intake of 1,500 mg daily. But it’s not all coming from the saltshaker. …

Read More
Nutrition Advice

Cooking for One? 7 Healthy Tips

Cooking for one person requires just as much preparation and planning as cooking for 10. The same rules apply: Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables and round out your meals with whole grains and lean protein. The key, of course, is making sure you have ingredients on hand …

Read More
Healthy Lifestyles

11 Ways to Hold a Healthy Fundraiser

It’s hard to say no to a fundraiser, and even more difficult when fundraisers involve chocolate, cookies, hot dogs and doughnuts. These aren’t wise choices — whether you’re watching what you eat to lose weight or are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle — but they become almost irresistible when …

Read More