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BY Shannon McNamara ON August 7, 2014
There was a time when I would have paired southern style potato salad, baked beans, sweet gherkins, watermelon and a dessert with the BBQ ribs. I’m fortunate to have learned a few things about moderating sweeteners in my diet and glad that my kids’ palates have evolved as well as mine.
BY Neva Cochran, M.S., R.D.N, L.D ON July 8, 2014
The headlines shout: “Sugar is as addictive as cocaine!” Can this really be true? A quick Google search of “sugar addiction” yields over 500,000 results with countless stories in publications ranging from the Huffington Post to Psychology Today along with an array of books and plans to “cure” the...
CATEGORIES: Experts, Research, Studies
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON January 15, 2014
Sugar continues to be in the news, with fructose often blamed as one of the causes of obesity and diabetes. The fact is, research shows that fructose is not responsible for increasing obesity rates, and improvements in health and weight management require a holistic approach using techniques that...
BY Carol Sloan, RDN ON December 27, 2013
Diet fads are always in the news, but at the end of the year the latest diet trends can rear their ugly heads as consumers make New Years’ resolutions to find ways to lose weight. Popular diets usually consist of cutting or reducing consumption of carbohydrates in food in the New Year. Carbohydrate...
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON December 19, 2013
Food and nutrition is always a hot topic, but every year there seem to be new food trends on the horizon. What will be the latest food trends in 2014? Well, there's no telling what late-breaking nutrition news we'll see, but here is my stab at what the new year will bring for diet, nutrition and...
BY Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RDN, LD ON December 16, 2013
The holidays are here and with that come the festivities and friends and family meals. Traditional holiday meals tend to be on the heavy side, generally laden with fat and heavy on the starches. Of course, there are usually plenty of desserts to go around.
CATEGORIES: Holidays, Moderation, Recipes
BY Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN ON December 9, 2013
Who better to answer questions about stress eating than a registered dietitian who is an expert in eating disorders?! The following is a great interview with Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, founder of Understanding Nutrition, and the creator of Eating Disorders Boot Camp. She explains and explores...
BY Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN ON December 3, 2013
As a dietitian and mom of twin toddlers, I get asked a lot of questions around feeding children and the challenges we’ve all been met with. Basically, any mom I come in contact with has questions about what to feed her children. And along with those questions, I often hear a lot of comparisons...
BY Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RDN, LD ON November 27, 2013
Childhood obesity is a complex problem that demands multifactorial solutions. It is human nature to want to find something to blame, especially when it comes to a sensitive issue such as childhood obesity. Added sugars, and particularly high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), have often been blamed in...
CATEGORIES: Childhood Obesity, Experts
BY Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN ON October 28, 2013
You're children are back to school, and you're settling into a new routine. How's family dinner time coming along? For many families, dinner time is stressful. Gone are the days when Mom stayed home and had dinner on the table when the children and Dad came home and there were few after school or...
CATEGORIES: Recipes, Tips for Parents