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BY Shannon McNamara ON November 24, 2014
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I’m thinking about what’s going to be on the table this year. I love to carry on family traditions, so there will definitely be a roasted turkey with sausage stuffing as well as a side of oyster stuffing. But there are a few things we’ve found over the past couple years that are making the menu this year and a couple of new recipes I’m going to try. Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: Holidays, Recipes, Sweeteners
BY Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD ON November 13, 2014
I recently returned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference™ (FNCE®) in Atlanta. This annual event brought together nearly 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, exhibitors and speakers for a conference filled with educational sessions on new nutrition research and the latest food trends. Continue Reading
BY Shannon McNamara ON November 12, 2014
Caramel apples were always a special fall treat in our house. We would go to the apple orchard and pick the most perfect McIntosh apples we could find. The smell of the apples in the house would taunt my sister and me in anticipation of an afternoon in the kitchen making caramel. Continue Reading
BY Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN ON November 5, 2014
As a child, I remember being told “don’t believe everything you read/hear/see.” The advice holds true to this day, especially when it comes to news headlines. In particular, sensationalized nutrition headlines abound, leaving consumers confused and overwhelmed at supermarkets, restaurants and even in their own kitchens. Continue Reading
CATEGORIES: Dietitian, Studies
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. Continue Reading

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